Non-code-generating compiler-compiler wanted.

David Bennett <>
6 Dec 1998 23:28:21 -0500

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From: David Bennett <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 6 Dec 1998 23:28:21 -0500
Organization: POWERflex Corporation
Keywords: tools, question

For some time now I've been looking for a compiler-compiler which does
NOT generate C source code (or C++ or any language where the user
needs to have a compiler and linker). I have no particular need for
many standard features such as high speed/optimisation/data flow
analysis etc; the main purpose is text transformation and awk-like
speeds are quite adequate.

I am aware of TXL. It goes close, but you can't control the lexer,
which is bad. I am aware of a yacc derivative which generates Perl.
I'll use that if there is nothing better. Thanks in advance for any
helpful suggestions.
( David Bennett Heisenberg probably rules, OK! )
( POWERflex Corporation Developers of PFXplus )
( Suite 2 Level 1 1A Weston Street Balwyn Victoria 3103 Australia )
( Tel: +61-3-9888-5833 Fax: +61-3-9888-5451 )
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[Lex and yacc's C parser code comes from a fixed template, if you
don't want the code, it's easy enough to strip out. -John]

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