Re: Choosing a parser for Mathematica input

David Kirkby <drkirkby@gmail.com>
Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:35:59 -0800 (PST)

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From: David Kirkby <drkirkby@gmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:35:59 -0800 (PST)
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 10-11-017 10-11-019 10-11-020
Keywords: parse
Posted-Date: 10 Nov 2010 12:59:21 EST

> > It's also worth noting that Wolfram Research claims copyright over
> > the Mathematica language, and asserts that Fateman's translator
> > infringed that copyright. (Google 'Fateman Mathematica "Brown&
> > Bain"' for a letter from WRI's lawyers to Fateman claiming this.)


Yes. but I think they gave up. His code is still available.


> A computer language cannot be copyrighted, ...
>
> > I don't know the exact boundary of how much of and/or how closely
> > you can clone Mathematica without getting into legal trouble.
>
> ... only actual code. So only if actual code has been used, there might
> be a problem.
> [This agrees with my understanding as well, but none of us are lawyers,
> so I'll end the legal discussion here. -John]


I'm more interested in the technical issues.


Does anyone have any comments about the most suitable tool for a
parser?


Dave


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