Re: Compiler Testing Tools (Anton Ertl)
18 Nov 1997 11:57:03 -0500

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From: (Anton Ertl)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 18 Nov 1997 11:57:03 -0500
Organization: TU Wien, Institut fuer Computersprachen
References: 97-11-098
Keywords: testing

our dear moderator writes:
> If you used a parser generator like yacc, the chances that the
> language you're parsing is the one you want to parse are close to 100%. -John]

As long as you check out conflicts carefully and don't use precedence
declarations to suppress messages about them. Every year some of my
students shoot themselves in the foot with precedence declarations
(even though I recommend not using them).

- anton
M. Anton Ertl

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