|Wanted: advice on writing compiler in Perl! firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-05-14)|
|Re: Wanted: advice on writing compiler in Perl! email@example.com (1996-05-19)|
|Re: Wanted: advice on writing compiler in Perl! trulsson@Minsk.docs.uu.se (1996-05-21)|
|Re: Wanted: advice on writing compiler in Perl! firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-05-24)|
|From:||trulsson@Minsk.docs.uu.se (Erik Trulsson)|
|Date:||21 May 1996 16:14:03 -0400|
Brian N. Miller <email@example.com> wrote:
> Perl has some very helpful features for compiler writing:
> [regular expressions, hash tables, lists, and file I/O]
> But I couldn't find any ready-to-use general parsing toolkits for
> perl. And I'm not happy with the quality of perl debuggers.
There exists a version of Berkely Yacc v1.8.2 that can emit
Perl code as well as C code so you can use normal yacc code
for parsing. And since Perl is very good at regular expressions
you don't really need lex.
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