|Eiffel grammar firstname.lastname@example.org (ralw) (1995-02-16)|
|Re: Eiffel grammar email@example.com (1995-02-20)|
|Keywords:||parse, Eiffel, question|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Feb 1995 15:31:38 GMT|
I'm trying to write a portable windows graphics library for SIG Eiffel
(well, X11 and WIN32 at least). Naturally, to do this I need to introduce
a fairly large number of C routines, and also a number of shared flags.
For instance, I'd rather be able to write:
and this situation is repeated many times over. Now, I already have a
very simple tool that parses elementary Eiffel classes such as:
SOLID, DOTTED, DASHED : INTEGER is unique;
TOP_LEVEL_WIN, CHILD_WIN : INTEGER is unique;
into a C header file:
#define SOLID 1
#define DOTTED 2
Of course, there is an implementation dependency here, in that I'm
assuming that 'unique' INTEGERs start at 1 and are sequential, but
it works for SIG Eiffel/S 1.3 and that's all I need for now.
The reason for posting this message here is that I'd like to take
my simple tool one stage further to where it can also generate
ANSI C prototypes from a complete Eiffel class, preferably without
needing to constrain the language used in the class.
I've tried to use bison but no matter how much I shift things around,
I get reduce-reduce conflicts which seem to be related to identifiers
used in pre- and post-conditions:
assertion ::= [ label ':' ] expression
label ::= identifier
The possible presence of a labelled assertion seems to make the grammar
So, two questions:
1. I've got a copy of the Eiffel Parser that was placed into the public
domain some years ago, written using the cocktail suite of tools. I can't
find the source for the grammar though. All I've got is the generated
C code. Does anyone know where I can find the source to that parser?
2. Does anyone know of an Eiffel grammar that doesn't have reduce-reduce
conflicts with bison/yacc?
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