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Re: CVS update: ADDED: subversion/libsvn_subr getdate.y

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-07-04 16:48:22 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> Ben wrote:
> > But now win32 developers have no way of converting the .y to a .c
> > file.
>
> Perhaps this situation is most easily resolved by someone writing a
> getdate parser which doesn't use yacc. Date parsing is, I think,
> right on the edge of where yacc is a big complexity-saver, given how
> many rough edges yacc has.

That would be a neat project... the .y file in our tree does some
crazy stuff, though. It understands a whole bunch of "conventional"
date/time formats, as well as magical ones like "last friday", "next
week", etc. I wouldn't want to rewrite that myself. :-)

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