I was researching about the gcc compiler suite on wikipedia here, when this came up:
GCC started out using LALR parsers generated with Bison, but gradually switched to hand-written recursive-descent parsers; for C++ in 2004, and for C and Objective-C in 2006. Currently all front ends use hand-written recursive-descent parsers
So by that last sentence, (and for as much as I trust wikipedia) I can definitely say that "C (gcc), C++ (g++), Objective-C, Objective-C++, Fortran (gfortran), Java (gcj), Ada (GNAT), Go (gccgo), Pascal (gpc),... Mercury, Modula-2, Modula-3, PL/I, D (gdc), and VHDL (ghdl)" are all front-ends that no longer use a parser generator. That is, they all use hand-written parsers.
My question then is, is this practice ubiquitous? Specifically, I'm looking for exact answers to "does the standard/official implementation of x have a hand-written parser" for x in [Python, Swift, Ruby, Java, Scala, ML, Haskell]? (Actually, information on any other languages is also welcome here.) I'm sure I can find this on my own after a lot of digging. But I'm also sure this is easily answerable by the community. Thanks!