Re: What is the future of Compiler technology?

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16 Jul 2006 10:46:30 -0400

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From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?J=FCrgen_Kahrs?= <Juergen.Kahrs@vr-web.de>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 16 Jul 2006 10:46:30 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 06-06-044 06-06-055 06-07-023
Keywords: parse

Oliver Zeigermann wrote:


> your "ordinary" programmer. This requires compiler generators to be
> easier to use and understand. Who *really* understands yacc?


We already _have_ compiler generators which are easier to understand
than yacc. Look at CoCo/R. Many others are available.


> This might be a future branch for parsing: to make parsing techniques
> accessible to the "ordinary" programmer.


The tools are already good enough. The problem is that the idea of
compiling implies many subtleties. You cannot ignore these corner
cases and that's why "compiler engineering" will never reach the level
of brainless clickology.


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