So if I needed to parse data in C,
why did I not use
It's pretty much standard on all Unix systems, right?
but all it does is lexical analysis.
The job of parsing requires the use of
So why didn't I use
Beacuse it doesn't do lexical analysis.
If I use
I also need to use
Why use two tools when one will suffice?
They are also both a pain to use,
so it's not like I immediately think to use them
(that, and the last time I used
lex in anger was over twenty years ago …)
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