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Re: Summer of Code idea

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Jesper Pedersen <jews(at)vip(dot)cybercity(dot)dk>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Summer of Code idea
Date: 2006-04-27 13:45:28
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Jesper Pedersen wrote:

> I have been thinking about this for a while and now that Google Summer of Code
> is coming I thought I would share this idea.
> The GCC people have traded their bison/flex parser with a hand written
> recursive-descent parser for a nice speed up.
> So it would be interesting to see if PostgreSQL would benefit from the same
> 'switch'.

We talked about it when GCC announced their switch.  The conclusion was
that our grammar is still too much a moving target, so it would be too
difficult to mantain such a grammar.

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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