|TenDRA firstname.lastname@example.org (Ole Foskaty) (1999-10-27)|
|RE: TenDRA email@example.com (Mikael Lyngvig) (1999-10-28)|
|RE: TenDRA firstname.lastname@example.org (Olaf Stoyke) (1999-10-31)|
|From:||"Mikael Lyngvig" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||28 Oct 1999 02:05:39 -0400|
> Has anyone gained some experience with the TenDRA software, i.e. the
> C/C++ compiler (or as they call it: producer/installer)?
I worked professionally with the the TenDRA ANDF producer/installer a
few years back. I'm not familiar with recent changes.
> What language versions/standards have been implemented (Standard C/C++,
I can only say that back in '97 there was an ANSI C producer. Also,
an Ada9x compiler vendor has successfully (I believe) created an Ada9x
producer, which uses TenDRA's installers.
> What does its licence say about transplating the TenDRA frontends into
> other tools, e.g. pretty printers or the like?
I don't know about this one. However, you used to be able to download
all of the source code right from their web site so I figure that
would be all right (perhaps with a GNUish license).
> Is it technically possible/difficult to do something like this? (I
> could not access http://alph.dra.hmg.gb so I do not have their
> homepage's documents that answer all my questions... :)
The following is my personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect that
of any others (...):
From my experience with the TenDRA code, I'd say it is probably a
pretty tough job. The code was quite hard to work with and extend.
The structure was pretty weak. Unless a lot has changed since 1997,
I'd say you'd be better off with a YACC grammar for C++ and working
from there (even if it means starting from scratch).
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