Re: Problem with top down parsing

"Ujjwal" <ujjwal.konar@gmail.com>
22 Nov 2006 21:17:50 -0500

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From: "Ujjwal" <ujjwal.konar@gmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 22 Nov 2006 21:17:50 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 06-10-094
Keywords: parse

Hi,


I think 'top down parsing with backtracking' can also produce 6 a's by
menas of the following way:


S -> aSa -> aaSaa (using the production S -> aSa)
                            -> aaaaaa (using the production S -> aa)


Please correct me in case I missed anything.


With best regards,
Ujjwal.


anandr86@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> In the book "Principles of compiler design, Aho Ullman" the
> following exercise caught my attention. The grammar given is
>
> S -> aSa | aa
>
> It is quoted that a "top down parse with backtracking" can establish
> the inputs with 2,4 or 8 a's but not 6 a's .... How is this possible ?


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