Compilers - Am I writing one?
dcrookston at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 20:51:48 MDT 2008
On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 9:30 PM, Levi Pearson <levi at cold.org> wrote:
> There are probably easier tools to use now than YACC, but if you're
> writing in C, it may be a good choice.
Lisp actually ;-) There's Zebu, which is similar to a yak both in
animal and programming terms.
> You might want to write a recursive descent parser.
My primary goal is to make Raskal as simple as possible, so using a
tool that requires obfuscation in the language isn't really where I
want to go.
> If you have any specific questions about any of it, or want to know of
> resources for learning more about any of it, let me know.
More resources would be good. I've got a copy of the Dragon Book
(purple type, one each) on order and I'm reading various online
tutorials (like this one:
http://lambda.uta.edu/cse5317/notes/node1.html and the Wikipedia pages
for CFGs, DFAs, etc.) but they're not as good as it seems like they
could be. Mostly I find myself grasping at context - what problem is
this specific thing designed to solve?, etc. I suspect the Dragon
Book will answer these questions for me.
> Um, welcome back? :)
Hey thanks! I didn't know anyone missed me.
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