Re: "Circumfix" operators

Joachim Durchholz <>
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 07:45:19 +0200

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From: Joachim Durchholz <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 07:45:19 +0200
Organization: 1&1 Internet AG
References: 07-09-020 07-09-033
Keywords: parse, comment
Posted-Date: 13 Sep 2007 13:27:16 EDT

Jeff Kenton schrieb:
> As for if-then-else, I wouldn't add them to expression parsing unless
> they are really valid in expressions, as they were in Algol or are now
> in Xpath.

That's indeed what I'm after.

  > Otherwise, I'd use a recursive descent parser for most of the
> language and switch to operator precedence parsing just for expressions.

The goal is to have an all-operators language. Well, just syntactically,
so it's really going to be an all-operator-precedence language :-)

[You know, if we want BLISS, we know where to find it. -John]

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