Re: Language Design n Compiler

Matthias-Christian ott <>
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:37:23 +0100

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From: Matthias-Christian ott <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:37:23 +0100
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 09-12-026
Keywords: practice
Posted-Date: 15 Dec 2009 00:33:11 EST

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:44:30AM -0800, honey sran wrote:
> hi i'm new to compilers and language design. i want to write a simple
> language and its grammer- with elementary operations say addition ,
> subtraction,printing etc. and corresponding compiler for that
> language- how and from where should i to start( what all know how is
> required to design a language.). plz point out the steps involved in
> the whole process.

The GNU Bison manual contains the example [1] you asked for. Bison is
generally not a bad starting point if you don't want to read text books
and just want to experiment a bit.



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