Re: [selectors] feedback

On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Simon Sapin <> wrote:
> On 18/04/2014 19:09, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> I plan to rewrite the parsing section into a Syntax-style parser, at
>> which point it would have the same structure as Syntax wrt "parse a
>> foo" algorithms.  Would that work?
> Why is this desirable?
> As far as I can tell, the reason Syntax moved away from a grammar was to be
> able to precisely define non-trivial error handling behaviors. But the error
> handling of Selectors *is* trivial: if the input does not match the grammar,
> it’s invalid. Done.
> When it makes sense and is sufficiently precise, I’d prefer to have a
> concise grammar than an algorithm written in English.

Yeah, I thought about this more, and decided that just using CSS-style
grammar instead of Bison-style would be sufficient.


Received on Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:40:05 UTC