|Looking for the original paper on tuning Lex email@example.com (Arnold Robbins) (2020-06-15)|
|Re: Looking for the original paper on tuning Lex firstname.lastname@example.org (2020-06-21)|
|From:||email@example.com (Aharon Robbins)|
|Date:||Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:36:22 -0000 (UTC)|
|Organization:||A noiseless patient Spider|
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|Keywords:||lex, question, comment|
|Posted-Date:||21 Jun 2020 10:42:35 EDT|
In article 20-06-003,
Arnold Robbins <email@example.com> wrote:
>Vern Paxson presented his work on tuning Lex at the 1987 Washington
>USENIX conference. The proceedings had just an abstract, now
>Is the full paper available anywhere? It looks like it'd be worthwhile
>reading, even today.
Turns out the work was done by Van Jacobsen. I've still had no
luck finding a copy.
In 1984 Vern Paxson did do work related to Lex; he implemented a version
in Ratfor for the Software Tools.
Aharon (Arnold) Robbins arnold AT skeeve DOT com
[The code for AT&T lex was dreadful, mostly written by a summer intern.
These days we all use flex which likely does all of the stuff in the
Jaconson paper. -John]
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