Re: Should this be done in Bison or by post-processing of the AST?

Joachim Durchholz <jo@durchholz.org>
Fri, 09 Nov 2007 15:18:14 +0100

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From: Joachim Durchholz <jo@durchholz.org>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 15:18:14 +0100
Organization: 1&1 Internet AG
References: 07-11-028
Keywords: parse, AST

eyeris schrieb:
> My parser deals with this example just fine. However this language has
> a [endif all] command that closes all open [if] blocks.


Maybe redefining the problem is a good approach.
I'd suggest dropping [endif all]. With it, putting a piece of text
between [then] and [else] means you have to scan it for any occurrences
of [endif all], and replace that [endif all] with the proper number of
[endif]s. If your language has an [include 'filename'] construct, using
[endif all] would be outright dangerous.


You could use "named statements" to close multiple statements. E.g.
something like


      [some_name: if ...]
          lots of text with possibly unclosed [if]s
      [end some_name] -- implicitly closes any unclosed constructs


Just a suggestion.


Regards,
Jo


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