Re: BNF to YACC utility

Jonathan Spanier <J.R.Spanier@Queens-Belfast.AC.UK>
16 Feb 1999 23:22:22 -0500

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From: Jonathan Spanier <J.R.Spanier@Queens-Belfast.AC.UK>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.lsi.cad
Date: 16 Feb 1999 23:22:22 -0500
Organization: Queen's University of Belfast
Distribution: inet
References: 99-02-074
Keywords: parse, yacc

Hyun-Taek Chang wrote:

> Is there any utility program translating the BNF form of grammar to YACC
> grammar? I don't want to reinvent the wheel.

Yes, I have been writing a Perl script (5.004) to convert to YACC and
LEX. However, I have not really tested it on a useful "language". The
idea was to get BNF grammers for VLSI CAD and somehow make a reverse
compiler from an intermediate parsed description. This would allow a
means to interface between different CAD languages .....


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