Oh, a side point: there's some confusion introduced by the lack of a
scanner/lexer in modern all-in-one-parsers.

Python, for example, uses a scanner and so its grammar is nominally not
context sensitive, but its scanner very much is (maintaining a stack of
indentation exactly as OP was asking about). When you do everything in one
place, the result must have the ability to maintain and respond to global
state. There's really no other way around it. A pure BNF cannot parse

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On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 12:26 PM, Bennett Todd <bennett.e.t...@gmail.com>

> Hostile or not, thanks for your informative reply.

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