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Re: Marpa -- Partial grammar match does not result in failureby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on May 08, 2014 at 00:41 UTC||Need Help??|
1) Why does the $p_obj->read call not fail in these two cases?
That's the archetypal problem with libraries that complex; they have so many failure modes for any given input; it is impossible to imagine them all, much less test them all or even a statistically significant subset of them.
Upshot: despite the usually -- and in this case, definitely -- effusive and over-elaborate claims, they are black holes to the user. Ie. Their users have no hope of understanding, much less correcting, any failure mode that the author hasn't considered.
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