|debuggers for [b]yacc? email@example.com (1994-05-10)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Hugh Sasse)|
|Summary:||tools for debugging YACC source ?|
|Keywords:||yacc, debug, question, comment|
|Organization:||De Montfort University, Leicester, UK|
|Date:||Tue, 10 May 1994 14:06:55 GMT|
Given the existence of, and need for, debugging tools for languages
such as C I have the following question:
Is there any kind of debugging tool for YACC source [preferably for
byacc -P] because I have never found the y.output file terribly
helpful when I have had things going wrong. When the behaviour is
unexpected I have to plug all sorts of actions into the rules, so I
can trace what is going on. This seems to me as inelegant as filling
a C program with printf()s to see what is happening; it works, but
for high level languages there is a better way [like dbxtool on suns].
I had a look through the list of tools in the free-compilers list,
but could not find anything.
Thank you for any help,
[There are a few commercial debuggers, e.g. ydb from Bloomsbury and the one
that comes with MKS yacc. Also there is some stuff in with Roskind's C++
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