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Antlr 2.7.6 released!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Well, antlr 2.7.6 has been finally released, after some inital build disasters. Apparently Terence had some problems in his build system. The RC2 build had one antlr package inside another, so for e.g. - antlr.Tool became antlr.antlr.Tool. But the final build had even more problems with the files in the 'antlr' package missing completly! So 'antlr.Tool' did not exist. Of course this did baffle some new users but the problem was soon corrected.
So if you are one of those who got the early build of antlr 2.7.6 final and cant seem to get it working, download it again to get the updated build.

Ok, enough of that. Lets talk about whats new in this release.

The most major change is the support for ANTLR Studio. A new package 'antlr.ASdebug' has been added. This is solely to support debugging with ANTLR Studio. The current antlr studio release has a slightly modified build of antlr 2.7.5 with this package added, which is why its called There are some other minor tweaks to the code too to make it work with the Flux Debugger.

There are other minor tweaks too, like the code generators have been updated to fix minor bugs. But mainly this release is to make it compatible with ANTLR Studio.

But of course you cant use 2.7.6 with ANTLR Studio right away. An update will soon be released with support for 2.7.6. Existing users will be able to upgrade for free :)
posted by Prashant Deva, 3:57 PM


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