$/kEND parse error nightmare


#1

Hello,
In all the time I’ve used Ruby, I’ve never come across such an
aggravating,
uninformative error message… argh!

parse error, unexpected $, expecting kEND

wtf?

Regards,
Kurt

% ruby --version
ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [sparc-linux]


#2

On Mar 31, 2006, at 5:45 PM, Kurt V. Hindenburg wrote:

parse error, unexpected $, expecting kEND

This means, unexpected end of line, (or possibly end of file) I was
expecting to see the keyword “end”


#3

Kurt V. Hindenburg ha scritto:

Hello,
In all the time I’ve used Ruby, I’ve never come across such an aggravating,
uninformative error message… argh!

parse error, unexpected $, expecting kEND

wtf?

notice that before bison 2.0 you did not had neither this messages :slight_smile:

I reported the strange messages around ruby-talk:179793 and matz said he
did not know of a way to get better error messages.

In ruby-talk:182173 I reported that there is a siple solution, at least
for some things, but I don’t know if someone in ruby-core/dev ever read
or considered that, I guess providing a patch to parse.y would be
helpful :slight_smile:


#4

gabriele renzi wrote:

In ruby-talk:182173 I reported that there is a siple solution, at least
for some things, but I don’t know if someone in ruby-core/dev ever read
or considered that, I guess providing a patch to parse.y would be
helpful :slight_smile:

Hi,

With the help of your mail about how to add descriptive names to tokens
I wrote a patch and sent it to ruby-core :slight_smile:
http://ruby-talk.org/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/7653

Regards,
Robin S.


#5

Robin S. ha scritto:

Hi,

With the help of your mail about how to add descriptive names to tokens
I wrote a patch and sent it to ruby-core :slight_smile:
http://ruby-talk.org/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/7653

well, great, I was hoping for something like this :slight_smile: