recursive descent parser

<grammar> A "top-down" parser built from a set of mutually-recursive procedures or a non-recursive equivalent where each such procedure usually implements one of the productions of the grammar. Thus the structure of the resulting program closely mirrors that of the grammar it recognises.

["Recursive Programming Techniques", W.H. Burge, 1975, ISBN 0-201-14450-6].

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