|Release of PCCTS 1.20 email@example.com (Terence Parr) (1994-04-01)|
|From:||"Terence Parr" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Keywords:||tools, PCCTS, available, FTP|
|Date:||Fri, 1 Apr 1994 04:08:29 GMT|
Announcing the 1.20 release of PCCTS
The Purdue Compiler Construction Tool Set
April 1, 1994
Items of note in the new version:
o PCCTS now actively supports C++. The new C++ output is very
cool--we have chosen to create a class hierarchy that reflects
the typical nice conceptual separation between recognition
o We added ``#tokclass'' (define a set of tokens), ``.''
(wildcard operator), ``~'' (not operator).
o Added ``T1..Tn'' token range operator.
o Added ``#tokdefs'' so programmers can have predefined token
o We improved the genmk program.
o Line numbers are now tracked when using infinite lookahead.
o Added ``-o dir'' option to specify where all output should go.
o A few nasty code generation bugs were fixed as well as a few
bugs relating to semantic predicate hoisting.
For those users with anonymous FTP access: The site is:
in the directory:
Those with only email access mail send:
mail -s 'email install' email@example.com
mail -s 'email one.c' firstname.lastname@example.org
mail -s 'email pccts.bag' email@example.com
Note that non-UNIX users will have to get files install.unbag.reqd and
unbag.c in addition. See the README file. The makefile has explicit
stuff for a variety of compilers for PC's. A makefile.VMS file is also
included for ANTLR and DLG.
If you are interested in sharing your experiences/problems/
successes/suggestions regarding PCCTS, please send email to our mailing
You can subscribe to the mailing list by sending mail to
with a body of
subscribe pccts-users your_return_email_address
where your_name can be your name or your email address. Also, feel free
to post messages to the comp.compilers newsgroup if you have
grammars/tools that might prove useful to others. We are in the process
of trying to get the news group comp.compilers.pccts approved.
Also of interest may be SORCERER, a simple tree-parser generator. An
overview paper and the software may be obtained in pub/pccts/sorcerer at
the same ftp site.
Thank you for your interest in PCCTS,
The Authors of The Purdue Compiler Construction Tool Set:
Terence J. Parr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Will E. Cohen, email@example.com
Russell W. Quong firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry G. Dietz, email@example.com
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