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From C├ędric Champeau <>
Subject Re: getting in line for the releases of groovy 2.4.8 and 2.5.0-beta-1
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:28:30 GMT
I don't think it's reasonable to put the new parser in 2.5. There are too
many grey areas: performance, backwards compatibility, dependencies,
upgrade to Java 8... Better ship 2.5, then work hard on 3.0, even if it
means delaying MOP2 to 4.0.

2016-10-20 1:52 GMT+02:00 Jochen Theodorou <>:

> On 19.10.2016 18:11, Mario Garcia wrote:
>> Does anyone have any idea of how long is going to take the new parser to
>> be ready ? It's a matter of weeks, months, maybe days? I think that
>> information would help to plan future releases.
> I just made an experiment in which I moved the antlr2 parser in its own
> sub project and the java compilation in the main project is supposed to be
> done without the antlr part, by solely working on abstractions.
> Well, it turns out we have several dependencies on antlr classes in
> SourceUnit, GenericsUtils and Numbers, most possibly in more parts. If we
> want to be truly able to use only the new parser, then we need to clean
> these things up. Especially depending on antlr exceptions looks very wrong
> to me. But also this construct:
>             AntlrParserPlugin plugin = new AntlrParserPlugin() {
>>                 @Override
>>                 public ModuleNode buildAST(final SourceUnit sourceUnit,
>> final ClassLoader classLoader, final Reduction cst) throws ParserException {
>>                     ref.set(makeTypeWithArguments(rn.getAST()));
>>                     return null;
>>                 }
>>             };
> which can be found in GenericsUtils, but also in
> MarkupTemplateTypeCheckingExtension.
> If we want to fix these, it surely is not a matter of a few days. We could
> do without fixing these and work on having them fixed for the next 2.5 beta
> release. Without fixing these the GroovyShell might get problems if you
> want to use any new syntax element.
> What do others here think?
> bye Jochen

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