Re: "Circumfix" operators

Jean-Marc Bourguet <>
10 Sep 2007 08:52:04 +0200

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From: Jean-Marc Bourguet <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 10 Sep 2007 08:52:04 +0200
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 07-09-020
Keywords: parse
Posted-Date: 10 Sep 2007 09:24:29 EDT

Joachim Durchholz <> writes:

> I need to read up on ways to extend operator-precedence parsing to
> "circumfix" operators such as (...), [...], if...then...else... etc.
> My knowledge of operator-precedence parsing is mostly at the Dragon Book
> level. Any solid overview that covers the design options and lists their
> trade-offs would be helpful.

The more complete available review of parsing I know of is Parsing
Techniques - A Practical Guide of Grune and Jacobs can perhaps help
you. The first edition is out of print but available here in PDF:

There is a second edition in preparation but AFAIK it is not available yet.



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