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Re: semantique de m4 mal definie

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: semantique de m4 mal definie
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 12:30:50 +0200
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 > Consider it a defect in GNU m4 then Akim, if it does not adhere to the
 > Single Unix Specification (IEEE Std 1003.1).  It's much like the POSIX
 > incompatibilities being fixed in bison - GNU tools are supposed to
 > _first_ implement the standards (i.e. provide viable replacements for
 > system tools) and then optionally provide additional functionality.

As far as I'm concerned, wrt POSIX Yacc, the standard is fucked up,
written by some silly group that compromised very clear decision
suggested by the theory with what I suppose to be politics.  Even the
very first paper from Johnson denunciated this stupid error in the
original grammar.  Not surprising that I lost any excitement for
Bison.  I feel like the standard guys enjoy cutting the wings.  That's
not doing good to Free Software either, as it's an good means to lose

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