translator tools
19 Oct 1999 10:56:16 -0400

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Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 19 Oct 1999 10:56:16 -0400
Organization: - Before you buy.
Keywords: translator, question


I was wondering if anybody could give me any pointers on tools
for translating from one language to another
The target language is Java and the aim is to be able to edit it
by hand after translation.


[Translators are not very different from other compilers. Sometimes
it intuitively seems that you could cheat in a translator and pass
through expressions and the like without fully parsing and analyzing
them, but that rarely turns out to be the case, due to subtle but
important differences in things like operator precedence and type
conversion rules. Making the output look nice is hard. See previous
messages on the topic. -John]

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