|JOVIAL flex/bison files? email@example.com (Kelly Hornsby) (2005-03-15)|
|Re: JOVIAL flex/bison files? firstname.lastname@example.org (Ira Baxter) (2005-03-18)|
|From:||"Ira Baxter" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||18 Mar 2005 00:48:29 -0500|
"Kelly Hornsby" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm looking for a grammar and language definition for the JOVIAL
> language. [...hard to find...]
This is because there are few reasons for people to build them. There
isn't a huge amount of it around, and most of it is in maintenance
mode rather than active development. My guess is that you already
> Question: If you have a language and grammar for JOVIAL,
We have a full front end for JOVIAL, based on our DMS Software
Reengineering Toolkit. See
> will you share it with me?
Well, er, yes, under a commercial relationship. Building a robust
version of this wasn't easy or cheap.
> I want to make a tool that converts from JOVIAL to C/C++ or to ADA.
> I don't care if it's exactly 1 to 1, because the entire output will
> need to be examined anyway for verification. All I want to do is
> the gross conversion right now.
We built our front end as part of a JOVIAL to (GNU) C translator,
which we also offer. No need for you to build one of your own :-} See
last software package we applied it to was mission software for a
rather advanced aircraft; it translated 350,000 lines of code
automatically into running C. You don't have to do a lot of
Ira D. Baxter, Ph.D., CTO 512-250-1018
Semantic Designs, Inc. www.semdesigns.com
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