recursive descent parser
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].
Last updated: 1995-04-28