Re: T diagrams in compilers

"Bruce Baker" <bb@estami.net>
24 Dec 2005 15:34:39 -0500

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From: "Bruce Baker" <bb@estami.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 24 Dec 2005 15:34:39 -0500
Organization: Cox Communications
References: 05-12-064
Keywords: tools

<marcia_raju@rediffmail.com> wrote in message
> could anyone please tell me the 'bootstrapping' process in C and
> FORTRAN compilers , illustrated with T-diagrams?
> [The usual approach in recent decades is to write the compiler on another
> computer, then once it works reasonably well use it to compile itself.
> But what's a T diagram? -John]


http://proglang.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/teaching/compilerbau/2004/T-diagrams.pdf


There's also a very good explanation of the process in Chapter 2 of David A.
Watt's "Programming Language Processors", Prentice Hall, 1993. (Not sure if
it is in the more recent Java version.)



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