|XPL Analyzer email@example.com (Shoefoot) (2017-06-05)|
|Re: XPL Analyzer firstname.lastname@example.org (Robin Vowels) (2017-06-05)|
|Re: XPL Analyzer email@example.com (George Neuner) (2017-06-05)|
|Re: XPL Analyzer firstname.lastname@example.org (Shoefoot) (2017-06-07)|
|Re: XPL Analyzer email@example.com (mac) (2017-06-08)|
|Re: XPL Analyzer firstname.lastname@example.org (SLK Parser Generator) (2017-06-09)|
|Re: XPL Analyzer email@example.com (George Neuner) (2017-06-09)|
|Re: XPL Analyzer DrDiettrich1@aol.com.dmarc.email (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2017-06-13)|
|From:||George Neuner <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:20:22 -0400|
|Organization:||A noiseless patient Spider|
|References:||17-06-002 17-06-006 17-06-007|
|Injection-Info:||miucha.iecc.com; posting-host="news.iecc.com:2001:470:1f07:1126:0:676f:7373:6970"; logging-data="40900"; mail-complaints-to="email@example.com"|
|Keywords:||parse, history, comment|
|Posted-Date:||09 Jun 2017 13:47:03 EDT|
On Wed, 7 Jun 2017 18:56:44 -0700 (PDT), Shoefoot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>The XPL grammar analyzer
>generates something the author called MSP tables. I was thinking it
>would be more useful if it generated LALR tables. Since I am in the
>process of writing an XPL compiler I thought I could modernize the
>grammar analyzer with something that would make the package more
In that case, (our moderator) John's suggestion is probably best ...
if you have the grammar, then plug it into an (LA)LR tool and have it
generate tables for you.
I'm not familiar with the book you mentioned, but if a grammar is
provided [even if not in EBNF], it should be possible to translate it
for a modern tool.
I don't know how exactly XPL differs from PL/I, but PL/I grammars are
available from a number of sources. You might find something that is
easier to work with than what is in the book.
[XPL is a PL/I subset cut down so it's reasonably easy to compile
and can generate fast code because it doesn't have to deal with all
of PL/I's corner cases. It's the first of a long line of such
languages from Cornell's PL/C to IBM's PL.8 -John]
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