|Writing a symbol table in Perl firstname.lastname@example.org (2002-03-17)|
|Re: Writing a symbol table in Perl email@example.com (Joachim Durchholz) (2002-03-19)|
|Re: Writing a symbol table in Perl firstname.lastname@example.org (2002-03-21)|
|Re: Writing a symbol table in Perl email@example.com (Edward Walker) (2002-03-21)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Des Traynor)|
|Date:||17 Mar 2002 22:42:15 -0500|
|Posted-Date:||17 Mar 2002 22:42:15 EST|
I need to write a program that will perform semantics checking on a
java program, (i.e type checking,scope checking , method
invocation,uniqueness checking etc ). I can assume the input to the
program will be a lexically and syntactically correct program.
I am considering writing it in Perl, I believe that perl could
analyse the text of the program fairly quickly, implement a
(reasonably) efficient symbol table, and through pattern matching
perform all the necessary checks.
Does anyone see any immediate problems with this , Has anyone done it
before, or does anyone have any opinions on it.
All input will be gratefully accepted
[Doing symbol tables in perl is really easy. A straightforward way is to
make the symbol table a perl table indexed by symbol name, and the values
pointers to either tables or arrays with the symbol's info. -John]
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