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From "Yonik Seeley" <>
Subject Re: StandardTokenizer is slowing down highlighting a lot
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2007 20:44:04 GMT
On 7/25/07, Stanislaw Osinski <> wrote:
> JavaCC is slow indeed.

JavaCC is a very fast parser for a large document... the issue is
small fields and JavaCC's use of an exception for flow control at the
end of a value.  As JVMs have advanced, exception-as-control-flow as
gotten comparably slower.

Does JFlex have a jar associated with it?  It's GPL (although you can
freely use the files it generates under any license), so if there were
other non-generated files required, we wouldn't be able to incorporate


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