On 5 January 2011 04:58, Jay Ashworth <jra(a)baylink.com> wrote:
The last time I spent any appreciable time on wikitech
(which was 4 or 5
years ago), *someone* had a grammar and parser about 85-90% working. I
don't have that email archive due to a crash, so I can't pin a name to
it or comment on whether it's someone in this thread...
or, alas, comment on what happened later. But he seemed pretty excited
and happy, as I recall.
Many, many bright people have dashed their foreheads against the problem.
Andreas Jonsson thinks he's largely cracked it:
- and even that required custom patches to ANTLR. The result runs in C
and is of comparable speed to PHP.
It isn't quite a specification as I understand it, but it's on the way.