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   Re: [xml-dev] parser models

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Arjun Ray scripsit:

> If the recursive descent pattern and explicit procedural coding appeal to
> you, yes, sure.  I don't particularly care for either - especially, the
> former in application code - mainly because of the "typed constant" or
> similar device intruding into the code (as Bill de Hora explained a while
> back): I find the while( event ) { switch( type ) { } } structure, which
> inevitably appears, more than a little clumsy.  

I don't understand what this control structure has to do with recursive
descent: I rarely if ever see such a thing.  Can you exemplify?

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