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> The subject line of this message, though, suggests pretty strongly that
> some folks see semantics as a way out of a syntactic trap.  I believe
> those folks are fooling themselves at best.

I've written a *lot* of parsers in my career.  Tweaking semantics in aid of 
syntactic problems and vice versa is a class of technique I've used 
innumerable times.  In fact, many of these techniques are well known and old 
hat.  My experience, and that of many others in the field is shows practical 
results that belies any notion of "fooling".  I'm sorry if your experience is 

I guess I'll just go on fooling myself, since it seems so helpful to my 

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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