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   Re: [xml-dev] Push / pull model

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John Cowan wrote:

> Lars Marius Garshol scripsit:
> > Granted, the event model does require you to turn your head around
> > compared to ordinary programming, but that's easily done, and once
> > done event-based programming is very easy.
> Again, I would like to see anyone write a recursive descent compiler (or
> similar analyzer) using a lexer level that pushes events.  The natural
> and readable becomes a vast wasteland of parser tables and gibberish.

Agreed, this would be completely unnatural for a
recursive-descent parser, but event-driven I/O would
be a natural fit for LALR parsers.  It would work well 
for LEX-style lexical analyzers too.

--Joe English



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