Re: Syntax of SmallTalk

Peter Ilberg <>
25 Dec 2004 20:17:47 -0500

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From: Peter Ilberg <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 25 Dec 2004 20:17:47 -0500
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References: 04-12-110
Keywords: smalltalk, parse
Posted-Date: 25 Dec 2004 20:17:47 EST

On 23 Dec 2004 21:36:17 -0500, Klaas-Jan Stol <> wrote:
> I'm looking for a *complete* grammar for SmallTalk. I've searched quite
> a bit, but haven't been able to find anything. There doesn't seem to be
> a SmallTalk grammar available. I'd like to create a SmallTalk port to
> another VM. For that, I'd like the grammar in Yacc format, but any other
> would be great, too.

I don't know about a complete grammar for Smalltalk, but the book
Little Smalltalk by Timothy Budd contains syntax diagrams for his
Smalltalk dialect. The book also describes his implementation of

You can download the book from this website:

It's the third book from the top. The syntax charts are in appendix 2.
Some of the other books might include a complete grammar but I haven't
read any of them.

Merry Christmas,


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