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Re: About Examples

	I think I felt the same at first, but I found that if I
	played with the program on a small test grammar with just
	a few different commands I learnt quite quickly just by
	trial and error (also, even the most complicated examples
	have the simple bits in there too - just ignore nearly
	everything! :-).  It helped when I understood that the
	error message told me the line and character of the problem
	in the grammar!

	Once you get going, the long examples are useful for showing
	how different parts of a language can be understood - I
	wouldn't want them to be shorter, personally.

	One other thing that I found helped was reading the thesis
	*again*.  I thought I'd understood most things after reading
	it once or twice, but after using it for a while and asking
	some questions here I went back and looked again and learnt
	a lot more.

	I don't know if any of this is any help - it's just how I
	learnt to use it (so far).

	It's a pity that there aren't more examples of how to use
	SableCC on the web.  Maybe in time....


At 09:09 AM 10/1/98 +0200, you wrote:
>I think SableCC is the clearest & simplest to use CC I ever seen 
>(I am not a specialist in grammar theory but I need sometime to
>define some very simple special purpose grammar)
> but 
>			"nobody's perfect"
>I think that the examples in the package are very interesting but too 
>long and detailed. It should be better  if you would add more little 
>but not trivial examples. It is by means of these kind of examples that the
>understanding of every  subject in every scientific (and not only) field
>can became greater.