|Suitability of PCCTS for C++ work email@example.com (Stephen Hite) (1992-04-24)|
|Suitability of PCCTS for Ada work firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-04-29)|
|From:||Stephen Hite <email@example.com>|
|Keywords:||tools, C++, question|
|Date:||Fri, 24 Apr 1992 15:03:25 GMT|
I just picked up the PCCTS 1.0 package at en.ecn.purdue.ecu (in
carp/PCCTS) and am currently in the midst of absorbing its syntax and
capabilities. Two things that I'd like it to be able to do are:
1. Usable with C++ code.
2. Parse a C++ grammar.
The authors did not leave a private e-mail address so I'm posting here in
hopes one of them will respond to this.
I like the EBNF notation and the features it provides appears (on first
impression) to make writing compilers/interpreters easier than using
YACC/LEX. The PCCTS documentation discusses the advantages of using a
top-down parser generator approach but I noticed they did not mention its
disadvantages (or rather the strengths of bottom-up parsing that PCCTS
will lack). Are there any?
If anyone has any positive/negative experiences using PCCTS, I think
this group would be interested in hearing about them. Thanks.
P.S. The grammar descriptions (.g files) for ANTLR and DLG are missing
from the source code distribution (Why?).
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