Re: Compiler Compiler Compiler

"J.H.Jongejan" <>
26 Mar 2001 13:41:02 -0500

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From: "J.H.Jongejan" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 26 Mar 2001 13:41:02 -0500
Organization: Groningen University (NL)
References: 01-03-095
Keywords: tools, parse
Posted-Date: 26 Mar 2001 13:41:02 EST

Daniel C. Wang wrote:
> Just curious, but has there been any research done on
> parser-generators generators? i.e. some magic tool that will take a
> specification of my favorite programming language and produce a yacc
> like parser generator.
> The first non-trivial thing anyone does when they invent a new
> programming language seems to be rewriting yacc so they can bootstrap
> their compiler. This sounds like a great master's thesis for
> someone... :)
> [Maybe I'm an old cynic, but that sounds to me like a way to appear busy
> while delaying the start of the actual work. -John]

There has been done some work on this, in a functional programming
style. Work/research was done at Utrecht University, under the
guidance of professor Doaitse Swierstra, email

Met vriendelijke groet,

Jan Jongejan 8-{) --me with moustache
Dept. Comp.Sci.,
Univ. of Groningen,

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