Re: Crenshaw's Compiler Tutorial: 68k Asm to X86 Vs Interpreting, Newbie Qs on Parsing and Pascal

Cleo Saulnier <cleos@nb.sympatico.ca>
4 Oct 2005 01:43:45 -0400

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From: Cleo Saulnier <cleos@nb.sympatico.ca>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 4 Oct 2005 01:43:45 -0400
Organization: Aliant Internet
References: 05-10-013
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Posted-Date: 04 Oct 2005 01:43:45 EDT

Veli-Pekka Tštilš wrote:


> My last question is, does the Crenshaw tutorial make sense without
> being able to implement and or fully understand the assembler bits? I
> suppose the principles of parsing are sort of target language neutral.
>


I've read that tutorial a while back and I can say that it is truly the
most horrific thing I've ever read concerning anything parser related.
He basically says "Here's some code. Look how easy it is.". Sorry, but
I can cut & paste with the best of them, but I'm not gonna learn
anything doing that. I empathise with what he's trying to do, but I
found it lacking in concepts.


To answer your question, his tutorial is rather centered around the
assembler. The early bits are easy enough, but later on, it's rather
ad-hoc and devoid of any real concepts.


Cleo
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