> > Just to clarify a small detail, I was thinking to let the protocol do
> > the word splitting, which more or less eliminates the need for a lexer
> > in the expression scanner. So that query IMHO should look like this
> > instead:
> a bit of flex/bison (or even only flex) should be enough to remove
> unnecessary space without having something big to embed.
Certainly, it's just that I think it seems unnecessary to have two
lexical analyzers when only one is needed.