Re: Syntax of SmallTalk

Nick Roberts <>
25 Dec 2004 20:18:08 -0500

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From: Nick Roberts <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 25 Dec 2004 20:18:08 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 04-12-110
Keywords: smalltalk
Posted-Date: 25 Dec 2004 20:18:08 EST

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.

My impression is that no such beast exists, and perhaps never has. The
nearest thing, I understand, to any kind of official definition for
the language is the 'blue book' (Smalltalk-80: The Language and It's
Implementation ISBN 0-201-11371-6, qv ). HTH

Nick Roberts

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