Re: extending C

Frank Gerlach <>
13 Aug 2000 19:03:07 -0400

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From: Frank Gerlach <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 13 Aug 2000 19:03:07 -0400
Organization: Brokat AG
References: 00-08-058
Keywords: tools

What about using pccts ? This generator is a little bit more
user-friendly (you can use BNF instead of those yacc-recursion
formulas). Still, it requires quite a bit of learning.. Also, a C
scanner and parser is no simple thing.. wrote:

> I need sombody to help me generate a preprocessor For C. unfortunately
> I d'ont know where to start, or rather the best place to start from.
> Bison And Flex scare the hell out Of Me And I'M Afraid I will need a
> little help with a couple of features that I feel might be useful to
> the C programmer's community. All of the new features would look like
> regular functions, but would generate extra code and need to be
> `translated' before the compilation process. my intention is to
> leverage existing compiler technology (as opposed to writing a new
> compiler, which would be a losing proposition) to output standard (or
> as close as possible) C code.
> Please respond if interested :)

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