Obtaining a C++ front-end

martin@CS.UCLA.EDU (david l. martin)
Thu, 16 May 91 19:53:44 GMT

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From: martin@CS.UCLA.EDU (david l. martin)
Keywords: C++, parse, question
Organization: UCLA Computer Science Department
Date: Thu, 16 May 91 19:53:44 GMT

[This message was posted on comp.lang.c++ recently, so if you've already
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I have an interest in building or obtaining a C++ front-end, and would
greatly appreciate any advice/pointers. The front-end would not be
used for compiling, but rather would be used to create a "reverse-
engineering" capability for C++. My question is about resources which
are available, including but not limited to the following -

(1) Any public-domain grammars or sources which would make this task easier
          (I am already aware of G++ and of the excellent C++ grammar made available
          by Jim Roskind.)

(2) Any companies which have a front-end for sale, with an interface
          which allows access to the syntax tree and symbol table which results
          from parsing and static semantical analysis;

(3) Any C++ compiler companies which would be amenable to selling/leasing
          their front-end, with enough source code which would allow us to
          create an interface which would be useful to us;

(4) Any C++ compiler builders from academia or industry who might be
          interested in contracting to create such a front-end.

Thanks for any info you may have!

- Dave Martin

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