update2 - READ ME!
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Mar 7 08:39:12 PST 2006
George Makrydakis wrote:
> I really wish to work with you in any case. I just believe that the
> parser should be worked upon as a standalone first, and then port
> whatever the nALFS project has into it for building the regular binary.
> Right now you got me CONFUSED... How to work on something that you
> already have an idea of where it should head?
I really don't have a pre-conceived idea of how it should head... The
code I have in the repository is just my attempt at parsing the book.
I've endeavored to apply the principles you've shown in your recent bash
work; but in any case, I'm happy to re-work the code completely as you
provide better/more efficient code.
I agree that the parser should be standalone first, and totally
portable. :) If you look at/run the parser.cpp I have in there now, it
*should* be obvious that I haven't started turning the results into any
specific format. Again, I'm not tied to that code - it's been more of an
experiment and me getting used to C++ than anything else.
> I am practically
> useless... I will be working on my parser structures and the concepts as
> laid out in our discussion back then, for my "fun" part. Until a
> "parser" is close to complete, having more programmers working on the
> same concept can lead to pretty sore experiences; fact remains that I
> really like this, but bear in mind that keeping the fun part out, well
> ... What should I do, post everything on the list as it comes out?...
Well, I for one, would think it's useful to watch where you're heading,
and the progress you make. It would be easier for me to understand and
follow where you're going than trying to parse complete code from
nothing. *sigh* - I don't know, I'm sorry. What I envisioned was
discussions concerning concepts happening here, and all code being kept
in the repository. The easiest way to manage that is to give you write
access to the repo - but that's not my call, Thomas needs to make that
decision. And he may just want a little time to get comfortable with you
as a contributor.
Whatever happens, please don't stop on your work. And please do your
best to keep the fun in it. Again, I'm sorry for being impatient or
inflexible - that wasn't my intention. I certainly *don't* want to
Does anyone else concerned with ALFS have an opinion on this? I'd be
happy for some other opinions to balance out the perspective here.
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