|Grammar Translator (for translators) ? ~email@example.com (D De Villiers) (2002-01-24)|
|From:||"D De Villiers" <~firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||24 Jan 2002 14:52:15 -0500|
|Organization:||The South African Internet Exchange|
|Posted-Date:||24 Jan 2002 14:52:15 EST|
I'm working on a PL/I for Palm project (see signature below!) My goal is to
convert the PL/I code to C++/PRC-Tools (then compile to a final PalmOS
Mr Gary Gorsline sent me the following message:
Have you checked out other possible roads (non-XML). It seems to me
that back in my younger days, we had defined a grammar translator
(based on Chomski's grammars), that did easily allow a high level
language to be defined in a grammar definition (like you see for SQL
grammars, as an example). This system also allowed for the target
grammar to be defined. The target was usually as something like a
Pascal pseudo code definition.
I can't remember the name of the system - it did go commercial on
mainframes, but I hate to see you run down a road without checking out
some of the other possibilities. I'm not saying that the XML route is
bad, just be smart about this, it is a "hobby" and you really aren't
spending any money, so why not be sure you are doing this the best or
Does any such special grammar translator exist ? (for Java ?) That would
make it easy for me to write a compiler (translator).
Any help very much appreciated.
Lennie De Villiers
Write PalmOS Applications With Your Delphi Skills!
PL/I for Palm Project:
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