|Two Level Grammars firstname.lastname@example.org (Lee Leitner) (1992-11-09)|
|Re: Two Level Grammars email@example.com (1992-11-11)|
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|Two Level Grammars firstname.lastname@example.org (Trevor Jenkins) (1992-11-12)|
|Re: Two Level Grammars email@example.com (1992-11-13)|
|Re: Two Level Grammars firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-11-19)|
|From:||Trevor Jenkins <email@example.com>|
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|Date:||Thu, 12 Nov 1992 20:43:12 GMT|
Lee Leitner (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
> I am looking for some reference sources for "two level Grammars" and "Van
> Wijngaarden form" grammars.
You could try "Grammars for programming langauges" by Cleaveland and
Uzgalis published by Elsevier. Probably now long out-of-print but well
worth the read. It was part of the same series as the other now
out-of-print seminal book "The Design of an optimising compiler" by Wulf
et al. Whilst I have a copy of the former I can't find it to give you the
ISBN and other publication data I covet a copy of the latter to complete
[From memory] Cleaveland and Uzgalis set out to demonstrate that a
two-level grammar was adequate to define run-time semantics. They thought
that this could be shown by a simple example; that simple example became
the aforementioned book.
I have in my possesion an unpublished and sadly unnamed document that
attempts to describe the Van Wijngaarden grammar for Algol-68. Like the
C&U book it's missing from my book case. If I find it I'll post details
and perhaps the author(s) could identify themselves.
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