Cobol grammar and LARL parser

Francis Wolff <>
Sun, 23 Aug 1992 06:23:35 GMT

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From: Francis Wolff <>
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1992 06:23:35 GMT
Keywords: Cobol, parse, comment

I just came across this article in alt.cobol. Does anyone know about LARL? (R. Dekker) writes:
>Well there is a grammar for COBOL ! For instance in "The C User Journal"
>Volume 10, Number 2, Page 123. I quote:
>"Sick of PCYACC of MKS YACC ? Switch to LARL ........ Includes grammers
>for Ada, BASIC,......COBOL...... Free demo disk."
>Company: AUTOM
> P.O. Box 10225
> Eugen, OR 97440
> (503) 484-3819
> (503) 485-5702 (fax).

Please let me know how good the LARL COBOL grammer is.
[The pcyacc Cobol grammar is unavoidably enormous but seems to work well
enough. Numerous requests have never turned up a free Cobol grammar. -John]

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