|lex and yacc reference books email@example.com (1990-10-02)|
|Re: lex and yacc reference books firstname.lastname@example.org (1990-10-03)|
|From:||email@example.com (Vern Paxson)|
|Keywords:||lex, yacc, books|
|Organization:||Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley|
|Date:||Wed, 3 Oct 90 20:40:04 GMT|
In article <9010030525.AA07946@iris.ucdavis.edu> firstname.lastname@example.org (Glen Worstell) writes:
>In a recent news item someone suggested a book by O'Reilly for
>information about lex and yacc. I'd suggest that that particular
>text is quite poor - for example there is almost no mention of
>precedence. Also, some of the examples don't even work.
>I found the (free) documentation for flex and bison to be much better.
The book is "lex & yacc", by Mason & Brown, published by O'Reilly &
Associates. I'm reviewing it for an upcoming edition of ";login:".
I have to agree with Glen - the book, unfortunately, is very low caliber.
I'm finding it difficult to condense my criticisms of it into the requested
450 words. It's a pity, since I think there's a real niche for a good
Vern Paxson email@example.com
Real Time Systems ucbvax!helios.ee.lbl.gov!vern
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (415) 486-7504
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