Yet Another Compiler Compiler
(yacc) The LALR parser generator found on most Unix systems. Also, the language used to describe the syntax of another language to yacc (the program).Implementations: ayacc, YAY, perln-byacc, SASL-Yacc - "Yacc in SASL - An Exercise in Functional Programming", Simon Peyton-Jones, Software Prac & Exp 15:807-820 (1985). Mentions also a BCPL implementation. Yacc++ - 1990. An object-oriented rewrite of yacc, supports regular expressions, produces an LR1 grammar parser. ["YACC Meets C++", S.C. Johnson, USENIX Spring '88 Conf]. Chris Clark, Compiler Resources Inc, +1 (508) 435-5016. MLYACC - Implementation and output in SML/NJ. ftp:research.att.com/dist/ml/75.tools.tar.Z. A version, by David Poole at Montana University has been retargeted to Turbo Pascal. ftp://iecc.com/pub/file/lyprg.zip. See also Bison, yet another, Yet Another Yacc. Unix manual page: yacc(1). ["YACC - Yet Another Compiler Compiler", S.C. Johnson, CS TR 32, Bell Labs (Jul 1975)]. [Was there ever an "ACC" - "Another Compiler Compiler"? If so, what was the first compiler compiler called?]
Last updated: 2000-11-15
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