Re: [PATCH v7] reimplementation in python

From: Paul Bolle
Date: Mon Sep 29 2014 - 12:21:52 EST

Hi Michal,

[This point I already conceded to Valentin, so my remarks are moot for
Valentin's script.]

On Mon, 2014-09-29 at 16:47 +0200, Michal Marek wrote:
> On 2014-09-29 12:28, Paul Bolle wrote:
> >> +STMT = r"^\s*(?:if|select|depends\s+on)\s+" + EXPR
> >
> > Could please make that "depends on"? Yes, it seems the yacc grammar
> > accepts any amount of whitespace, but that doesn't make it right to use
> > anything other than a single space.
> But then lines that violate coding style would not be checked for real
> errors.

Perhaps my dislike of this element of the grammar won here. There are
probably better ways to enforce proper use of "depends on".

> > (Can the yacc grammar be tweaked to
> > see "depends on" as one, well, token?)
> I don't think this is a good idea. This is a style issue, why make it a
> grammar issue.

Well, a grammar that allows one of its keywords to be written in
different ways makes style and grammar issues overlap. Whatever. I guess
it's just me being annoyed with writing
git grep -w "depends\s\+on\s\+FOO"

instead of
git grep -w "depends on FOO"

Ditto for writing a parser for Kconfig files. (Real world examples are
more complicated, but you catch my drift.)

Paul Bolle

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