Re: Inherited attributes in YACC

Raul Deluth Miller-Rockwell <>
Tue, 5 Nov 91 02:46:50 est

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From: Raul Deluth Miller-Rockwell <>
Keywords: yacc, attribute
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 91-11-010
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 91 02:46:50 est

Graeme Lockley:
      I am very intrested to know how does one, assuming it is possible,
      use/implement inherited attributes in YACC.

Well, if you grant that yacc is already rather ugly, and uses global
variables all over the place, you might be happy just implementing a
[global] stack, and keeping track of these attributes there. [e.g. I
usually use a stack of symbol tables when implementing something using

Error recovery won't always be graceful, but then, with yacc it never
is. [Bison is much better here.]

Raul Deluth Miller-Rockwell

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