Re: Simple C parsing (Norman Ramsey)
Sun, 30 Oct 1994 20:18:08 GMT

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From: (Norman Ramsey)
Keywords: C, parse
Organization: Bellcore, Morristown NJ
References: 94-10-165
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 1994 20:18:08 GMT

Shawn Hargreaves <> wrote:
>I am using an old K&R C compiler on an Atari ST...
> I am thinking about implementing a debugger...
>[that would] insert macros into the source code in between
>every line, and these macros would call the debugger directly rather than
>using interrupts and a symbol table.

Mukund Ragavachari at Princeton ( has already
done something like this for the lcc ANSI C compiler. Because it's
implemented within the compiler, it doesn't require two source passes.
You might have more fun porting lcc to the Atari machine and using his
debugger than you would writing your own.

lcc is freely available from For more
information, see

Norman Ramsey

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