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I was playing with a parser generator last summer, and it was immensely frustrating to bump into bugs it had & features it lacked. In the end, it was much easier easier to write the entire parser myself. So if I understand the point you're making, I agree that giving up control can suck!

You should check out parser combinators. I've also used parser generators in the past and experienced similar frustrations. Parser combinators are just so much easier to use.

Hey, I saw your comment on ketamine but couldn't reply. Are you still taking it?

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