Johannes <>
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From: Johannes <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 03:25:42 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 08-08-088 08-08-095
Keywords: tools, PCCTS
Posted-Date: 30 Aug 2008 16:36:07 EDT

On Aug 29, 8:55 am, Jatin Bhateja <> wrote:
> TXL and ANTLR both have following common features
> * Both are LL(k) parser generators.

That's not quite true. ANTLR is LL(*), meaning it can have an
infinitive lookahead similar to LR parsers. This is done via
generating DFAs for those situations. "The Definitive ANTLR Reference"
contains an in-depth explanation of this technique and is recommend if
you stay with ANTLR.


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