Re: JavaCC in teaching

"Alexey Demakov" <>
17 Dec 2004 00:27:04 -0500

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From: "Alexey Demakov" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 17 Dec 2004 00:27:04 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 04-12-065
Keywords: Java, courses
Posted-Date: 17 Dec 2004 00:27:04 EST

From: "Johannes Waldmann" <>
> What is your opinion on using JavaCC in teaching?
> I consider using JavaCC as an example in my compiler construction
> course, effectively replacing flex/bison.
> While the "classical" tools are well covered in standard textbooks,
> is there similar coverage for JavaCC somewhere? .
> Any pointers and comments appreciated (especially from teachers).

I propose ANTLR instead of JavaCC.
It is more powerful (however at base level easy enough for teaching),
has good community and, IMHO, more popular now.

Alexey Demakov
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