Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:28:50 -0700

From: | Ray Dillinger <bear@sonic.net> |

Newsgroups: | comp.compilers |

Date: | Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:28:50 -0700 |

Organization: | Organized? Seems unlikely. |

References: | 09-04-015 09-04-043 |

Keywords: | books |

Posted-Date: | 24 Apr 2009 06:48:08 EDT |

Ryan McCoskrie <ryan.mccoskrie@gmail.com> writes:

*>*

*> I'm trying to find some good text on compiler construction that don't*

*> explain things in terms of visual information (trees etcetera) and*

*> maths(which boils down to processing visual information).*

Boy, math is so utterly fundamental to my comprehension of the subject

that I can't imagine explaining it without math.

But math is also "Language" rather than "Image", at least as I experience

it. It took me a few moments to think of why you might experience it as

image. I'm guessing that you're having trouble with mathematical notation?

Do you have trouble with the mathematical notation being too "visual"

with respect to operations expressed by the relative locations and sizes

of terms? If that's the case would rewriting it with some kind of

text-based linear syntax (as in a programming language) help you?

Bear

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