From: Gareth McCaughan <Gareth.McCaug...@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 18:28:30 +0000
Local: Sat, Nov 16 2002 1:28 pm
Subject: Re: is Lisp used in text parsing and processing tasks?
Larry Hunter wrote:Very neat. That page doesn't say where to get the tool from;
> The best idea I have seen for escaping this hell could only be done in
> lisp. Chris Riesbeck has written a lisp homework parser that checks
> for hundreds of stylistic and semantic errors that he never wants to
> see. Some of it only works for particular problems (generally taken
> from Graham's CL book exercises), but others are generic. Students
> have to get the programs to pass his autochecker before submitting it
> for his review. Source code is available...
I'm not sure that "could only be done in lisp" is right, though.
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