Re: C++ intermediate representation.

Sean Case <gsc@zip.com.au>
14 May 2005 21:59:20 -0400

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From: Sean Case <gsc@zip.com.au>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 14 May 2005 21:59:20 -0400
Organization: Marginal
References: 05-05-078 05-05-097
Keywords: C++

  "Ralph Boland" <ralphpboland@yahoo.com> wrote:


> I tend to think the goal of parser generator tools is to be so
> effective that all parsers (except perhaps trivial ones) be built
> using parser generator tools. This means they need to achieve a level
> of "compactness, speed, and quality of error messages" amoung other
> things that is competive with hand written parsers if not better.


I think it was also assumed that newly constructed languages would
be designed so as to be easy to parse with the available tools...


> In the case of C++ we appear to be behind.


.... unfortunately this turned out not to be the case.


Sean Case


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