Re: Elegant compiler generator available for download

Ken Rose <kenrose@nc-sys.com>
11 Oct 2006 23:22:21 -0400

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From: Ken Rose <kenrose@nc-sys.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 11 Oct 2006 23:22:21 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 06-09-159 06-10-033 06-10-038
Keywords: tools

Richard Pennington wrote:
> Interesting. What did you think of the package? I've been looking at it
> for a couple of weeks and am pretty impressed. I haven't tried to do
> anything *big* with it yet, though.


I experimented with it quite a bit back in '98 or so, after it was
announced here, and I agree that it's an impressive package. It has a
couple of shortcomings, though. It doesn't have any obvious way of
dealing with feedback between the parser and the lexer, for things like
C typedefs. I emailed with Lex Augusteijn about it back then, and it
seems like he had a reasonable solution, but I don't remember what it
was, and I can't find the email. I'll keep looking.


> Any problems with the MSC port? I'm looking at a Cygwin port and it
> looks pretty straightforward, unless I'm missing something.


It was easy to make it use Mingw32 to generate a Windows executable on
Linux. I may still have those changes, which were probably to version 7.1.


Thanks for reminding me about it,


  - ken


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