Schrodinger’s Yacc

There was a small controversy last year about parser combinators, a convenient way of rapidly developing parsers in a functional style. Yacc is presumably chosen as the archetypal non-combinator parser generator, requiring separate external parser compiler, known for being a pain to use.

Like Schrodinger’s cat, Yacc seems to be indeterminately alive or dead (though the last article conclusively opened the box for me).

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