|[2 earlier articles]|
|Re: State of the Art DrDiettrich1@aol.com (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2008-07-21)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (Peter) (2008-07-21)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (Terence Parr) (2008-07-21)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (Aleksey Demakov) (2008-07-23)|
|Re: State of the Art cfc@shell01.TheWorld.com (Chris F Clark) (2008-07-22)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (2008-07-23)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (Aaron Gray) (2008-07-24)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (Tony Finch) (2008-07-25)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (johnhull2008) (2008-07-28)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (kamal) (2008-07-28)|
|Re: State of the Art email@example.com (Matt Luckman) (2008-07-29)|
|Re: State of the Art firstname.lastname@example.org (2008-08-03)|
|From:||"Aaron Gray" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 24 Jul 2008 21:06:42 +0100|
|Posted-Date:||25 Jul 2008 07:49:19 EDT|
"Peter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I havn't worked in compiler construction and programming languages for
> some years, but now I have a chance to return to this area. I would
> like to find out what happened while I was absent.
> So, let me ask the following questions:
> - In your opinion, what are the greatest advances in compiler
> construction in the last ten years?
Yes there's been quite alot in terms of grammar recognition, Tomita's
GLR, and a number of extensions and speedups of the originally tainted
algorithm. Then PEG and PackRat parsing which are more natural to use
than LR grammars.
Then for backends there's LLVM :-
And Microsoft Research'es Pheonix :-
There's a weath of papers on CiteSeer that are worth looking at too :-
Good luck and have fun,
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