Re: T diagrams in compilers

"John H. Lindsay" <jlindsay@kingston.net>
24 Dec 2005 15:36:19 -0500

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From: "John H. Lindsay" <jlindsay@kingston.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 24 Dec 2005 15:36:19 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-12-064
Keywords: books

marcia_raju@rediffmail.com wrote:
> 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]




Please see: A Compiler Generator
                            by McKeeman, W. M.,
                                    Horning, J. J. and
                                    Wortman, D. B.
                            ISBN 13-155077-2
                            Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 76-117205
                            Prentice Hall 1970
Especially Inside front cover and Chapter 1.



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