Re: Languages that are hard to parse

ralph@inputplus.co.uk (Ralph Corderoy)
26 May 2005 23:09:05 -0400

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From: ralph@inputplus.co.uk (Ralph Corderoy)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 26 May 2005 23:09:05 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-05-119 05-05-192 05-05-196 05-05-210
Keywords: debug, practice

Hi Martin,


> The modern substitute of the card recycling bin is the cvs
> repository or RCS directories or whatever. A simple perl script can
> pick random lines from random files to create a program and feed it
> to the compiler. Repeat until the compiler segfaults or hangs.


A Markov chain based generator, fed real source code, is another good
way to produce near valid source.


Cheers,


--
Ralph Corderoy. http://inputplus.co.uk/ralph/ http://troff.org/


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