|BNF-based HLL code generation & associated user(tool) firstname.lastname@example.org (Seima Rao) (2015-09-25)|
|From:||Seima Rao <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:00:31 +0530|
|Keywords:||question, syntax, comment|
|Posted-Date:||27 Sep 2015 15:05:50 EDT|
I have a requirement wherein, I would need to implement a tool
that generates C code from the C grammar. For that matter C++.
This is unlike what a compiler does.
The C grammar is embedded inside the tool and some handholding
(aka menu) would put proper identifiers and context(i.e. particular
production to generate from).
The tool will not have anything to do with semantics, though so
this makes the job easier. No parsing is required.
My question is , is this top-level generation of language code
from grammar(by me) & semantics, etc(by anyone) been done
My basic motive in asking this is to understand, how usefully
have dimensions internal and external been inputted to
I will give an example:
Say, I intend to inspect 'C' codes for HLL-driven parallelism
like EPIC/VLIW, Multithreading.
Then grossly speaking, a dimension of 'parallelism' and
then a subdimension of 'IPC' can be input to the tool
along with other general-purpose inputs which I have mentioned
earlier. This will allow someone to inspect VLIW C snippets
via an automated system.
Before proceeding to implement this tool, I would like your
help in assimilating if others have attempted before and
any suggestions that you want to make.
[Sounds sort of like the syntax directed editors that were popular 30 years ago. -John]
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