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Re: NTFS file system driver (update 4)

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: NTFS file system driver (update 4)
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 18:35:00 +0100
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Bean <address@hidden> writes:

> On 8/3/07, Marco Gerards <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Bean <address@hidden> writes:
>> > On 8/3/07, Marco Gerards <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >> Bean <address@hidden> writes:
>> >>
>> >> >> If you make these two changes and send in the patch, I'll commit the
>> >> >> patch.
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> > Ok, this is the new patch.
>> >>
>> >> Committed.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Thanks, but i don't see fs/ntfs.c in the cvs, do you forget to add it ?
>> Yes, I forgot it, but now it is really committed.
>> > As ntfs driver is done, i start to work on the scripting support. Does
>> > the parser in the previous test program ok ?
>> To be honest, I just didn't find the time yet :(.
>> Actually, I hoped you could first update the other patch regarding
>> scripting.  There was one part of the patch I didn't like.  If you can
>> take that out, at least the other parts can be committed without much
>> of a problem.
> Which part ? Do you mean the new lexer code in grub_script_yylex2 ?


>> About that other parser file?  Personally I don't like it if you would
>> start from working from scratch on the parser.  The way ASTs and stuff
>> are build now is just fine, although not perfect.  However, if you
>> improve the current parsing rules that would be great.  I do not have
>> much time today, so if I will not have the time today, I'll try to
>> look after this weekend.
> Yes, we can just use the parsing rules, AST and related stuff will
> remain the same.
> But I think the lexer code need to be changed, the current lexer will
> break the following token:
> "aa$BB"
> into aa and $BB, but in fact, it should act as one.

I will look into this problem soon.  At the time I just ignored it to
speed up the implementation, sorry for that.

Do you object if the other part is applied?  I would appreciate it if
you had the time to make a new patch...


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