Two important issues...

Stephane Ducasse ducasse at
Tue Feb 18 07:47:15 UTC 2003

Hi john

I would ***really*** like to thank you for all the good building bricks 
you are creating
for Smalltalk. Two days ago in 1h30, we wrapped a complete system, run 
SUnit and visualsed the result in CC (HotDraw-based). This is good to 
be able to rely on excellent big abstractions.

We are starting to really use SmaCC:
	- for our bibtex tool,
	- for SmallWiki (whose goal is to be dialect independent: Swazoo, 
SmaCC, SiXX, (SeaSide)),
	- for our Java plugging for Moose,
	- and soon for our languages experiments.

So I just wanted to thanks you. That's the way to go. I hope you will 
find job, because what you are doing is great.


I should say that I like your licensing schema.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at 12:51 AM, John Brant wrote:

>> From: squeak-dev-bounces at 
>> [mailto:squeak-dev-
>> bounces at] On Behalf Of Markus Gaelli
>> Am Montag, 17.02.03 um 09:25 Uhr schrieb goran.hultgren at
>>> Without having looked at SmaCC (I have used T-gen in that past though
>>> and also ehrm... Flex, Bison etc) I guess that it might be time for
>>> Squeak to move over to a declaratively generated Scanner/Parser 
>>> instead
>>> of a handmade one.
>>> Are there any disadvantages of this that I am not aware of? Ooops -
>>> there could be a BIG one here. What license is SmaCC under? We need
>>> Squeak-L and it seems to use some other license (couldn't find it but
>>> SM
>>> has it listed under "other") if we are going to base Squeak core 
>>> stuff
>>> on this.
>> John?
> I try not to think about licenses that much. We make our stuff 
> available for
> people to use and hope that we get some paying work in return (lately 
> that
> hasn't been much). What license supports that? :-) As for releasing 
> parsers
> created with SmaCC in a base Squeak image, we could probably license 
> the
> runtime under the Squeak license (assuming that we can understand what 
> that
> implies).
> John Brant
Prof. Dr. Stéphane DUCASSE (ducasse at
  "if you knew today was your last day on earth, what would you do
  different? ... especially if, by doing something different, today
  might not be your last day on earth" Calvin&Hobbes

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