November 2005 Blog Posts

A little too lazy

Last night I too another look at my parser and unfortunately discovered some quite serious flaws in the algorithm, it was just too lazy and almost always terminated before it should. To fix these I basically ended up starting from scratch, I’ve reloaded the results. I’ll be tidying it up and talking about what went wrong as part of a wider comparison of all 3 parsers.

Rico Mariani’s performance quiz 8 - Parsers

The snow is falling over Saint Germain en Laye and it makes everything look really pretty, but I have absolutely no whish to go outside, so I sit in the flat and what it fall and write this blog entry instead.   I’ve been following Rico Mariani’s performance quizzes for a while now and always found them interesting. The latest quiz on the performance of a parse, reminded me of a famous CS quote that every large software project has badly implement lisp engine in it. However I know little about lisp so I thought...