Common ADT for a identifier table ? (Stefan Wils)
5 Feb 1999 17:28:18 -0500

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From: (Stefan Wils)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 5 Feb 1999 17:28:18 -0500
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What kind of Abstract Data Type would you suggest for an identifier
table, that has to hold all identifier names and their types (not

Right now I'm doing it with a Binary Tree ("it" as in programming).
What do experienced compiler writers use ? I've also considered a hash
table in which each entry is the head of a linked list.

Thanks, and bye

Stefan Wils (
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[I usually use a hash table. -John]

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