Re: What databases have taught me

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 19:10:01 GMT
Message-ID: <dMzpg.4703$>

Marshall wrote:
> Dmitry A. Kazakov wrote:

>>On 30 Jun 2006 15:59:54 -0700, Marshall wrote:
>>>>>>1. Why parsing need to be bottom-up?
>>>>>"bottom-up" is not the question; the question is context-free vs.
>>>>>context sensitive.
>>>>You should mean a grammar here. It is a different issue.
>>>*You* brought up parsing, not me. Or do you think that grammars and
>>>parsing are unrelated?!
>>It depends on what you parse. If you want to reserve the word "parsing" for
>>formal grammars, then OK.

> Well, that's the only way I've ever heard the word used in a
> CS context; I understood the usage to be universal. Are
> you saying it isn't?

Whether parsing a formal grammar or any other grammar, parsing still relates to grammars. In short, Dimitry is picking at imaginary nits.

[snip] Received on Sat Jul 01 2006 - 21:10:01 CEST

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