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Re: [Nmh-workers] Thoughts: header/address parsing

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Thoughts: header/address parsing
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:35:40 -0400

Ken wrote:

> - but I think just taking the RFC 5322 ABNF and translating
>   it into a bison grammar shouldn't be too bad.

That alone is worth the effort, I think.

> - Parsing a MIME header/param list.  Right now the parser for this
>   is awful; and I say that as someone who had to add support for
>   parsing out the RFC 2231 parameter extensions.  I'm not so crazy
>   about blowing all of that work up, but you know what?  I think it
>   would just be easier in the long run to deal with it if it was
>   based on bison.

That one (MIME parser) will take a _lot_ of work.


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