A utility to generate the source code of a parser, interpreter or compiler from an annotated language description (usually in BNF). Most so called compiler-compilers are really just parser generators.

Examples are Bison, Eli, FSL, META 5, MUG2, Parsley, Pre-cc, Yacc.

Last updated: 1995-01-23

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