Re: bison and/or antlr ?

"Ron AF Greve" <ron@news1.news.xs4all.nl>
Sun, 1 Jul 2007 16:04:56 +0200

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From: "Ron AF Greve" <ron@news1.news.xs4all.nl>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 16:04:56 +0200
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 07-06-071
Keywords: parse, tools

Hi


1. I learned bison then antlr. I would stick with antlr. I find the
latter more easy to debug and the 2.7 version can generate C++
(amongst other languages) while the regular bison only creates C. Plus
antlr now has a very useful tool antlrworks. Was yesterday writing a
kind of csound like program and developing a language for
it. Antlrworks made it extremely fast to get the ambiquities out
(that's what usually takes most time of my compiler/interpreter
development).


2. I don't think it really matters if you have learned one it is easy to
learn the other (at least it was for me).


3. Don't know never used a book myself just learned it from the
documentation of bison (which is an excellent book in itself) then for antlr
I just read the docs.


Regards, Ron AF Greve


http://www.InformationSuperHighway.eu


"SomeDeveloper" <somedeveloper@gmail.com> wrote in message


> I'm new to the (wonderful) world of compilers.
>
> 1. If I could learn / master ONLY ONE of these two tools, which one
> should I?
> 2. If I could learn / master BOTH, which one should I pick first?


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