|LEX and YACC -- Are there better parser generators? firstname.lastname@example.org (1989-11-04)|
|Re: LEX and YACC -- Are there better parser generators? gmdka!grosch@uunet.UU.NET (1989-11-07)|
|Re: LEX and YACC -- Are there better parser generators? email@example.com (1989-11-08)|
|Re: LEX and YACC -- Are there better parser generators? firstname.lastname@example.org (D R Newman) (1989-11-08)|
|Posted-Date:||4 Nov 89 16:49:11 GMT|
|From:||email@example.com (Russell Turpin)|
|Summary:||Here's the real question.|
|Date:||4 Nov 89 16:49:11 GMT|
|Organization:||U. Texas CS Dept., Austin, Texas|
Here's the real question: are there better parser generators than
yacc and lex which are easily available on Unix systems, ie,
available on a broad range of systems, robust, and either free or
not too expensive. "Better" can mean several things.
o Producing a more efficient parser.
o Producing more portable C, or producing a parser in other
languages, such as fortran.
o Better and easier hooks for error handling.
o Partial automation of the back-end using, for example,
through attribute grammars.
If you have a candidate, why don't you tersely describe it, list
its advantages, and mention how it is available.
[I suggest Bob Corbett's PD Yacc and Vern Paxton's Flex. Send in your
suggestions and I'll digest them. -John]
[From firstname.lastname@example.org (Russell Turpin)]
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