|context sensitive parsing harvard!rutgers!andromeda!argus!ken (1987-05-02)|
|Re: context sensitive parsing dowding@bigburd.PRC.Unisys.COM (1987-05-05)|
|Re: context sensitive parsing email@example.com (1987-05-14)|
|From:||dowding@bigburd.PRC.Unisys.COM (John Dowding)|
|Date:||5 May 87 15:24:24 GMT|
|Organization:||Unisys Corporation, Paoli Research Center; Paoli, PA|
In article <562@ima.UUCP> Kenneth Ng writes:
>Does anyone know any leads to compiler work where the target language
>is context sensitive?
I think that the use of term context-free and context-sensitive
are misleading here. Most programming languages have context-sensitive
restrictions, but they are handled in the semantics, not the syntax.
As the semantic actions are generally arbitrarily powerful, they can
certainly do context-sensitive checking.
An example of this is the constraint in some languages that a function
be defined before it is called. This can not be checked for by
a context-free grammar.
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