28 Oct 1999 02:01:44 -0400

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From: | dvandeun@vub.ac.be (Dirk van Deun) |

Newsgroups: | comp.compilers |

Date: | 28 Oct 1999 02:01:44 -0400 |

Organization: | Brussels Free Universities VUB/ULB |

Keywords: | parse, LR(1) |

I have started reading a 1971 paper ``LR-regular grammars -- an

Extension of LR(k) Grammars'', not once but several times.

Essentially, I drown in it: my short-term memory for notations,

symbols and abstractions runs out long before I reach some kind

of intuitive insight.

Therefore I would very much appreciate a for-dummies version of

the general idea, or any reference to a more accessible text

on the subject -- I have sought for more information in a few

general books on compilers and on the web but except for

bibliographies containing this same article, I haven't found a

single reference to the subject. I'm starting to suspect

that either the whole idea was useless, or that nobody ever

understood the paper and the idea got forgotten :-)

Does anyone remember this concept ?

Dirk van Deun Ceterum censeo Redmond delendum

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