"Tom Linden" <>
26 Nov 2004 22:39:04 -0500

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From: "Tom Linden" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 26 Nov 2004 22:39:04 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 04-11-082
Keywords: parse, GCC
Posted-Date: 26 Nov 2004 22:39:04 EST

It might be interesting to explain why you abandoned recursive
descent, and what the reasons for doing so.

>Recently work has been spent on validating the BCPL grammar, but this
>has forced a re-evaluation of using Bison to create the parser. The
>original BCPL parsers were recursive-descent and certain language
>features (particularly the optional semicolon problem) seem to point
>towards their use now.

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