Learning about Lexing/Parsing in general form?by r.joseph (Hermit)
|on Dec 06, 2001 at 16:00 UTC||Need Help??|
r.joseph has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
In my never ending search for knowledge (and in my also never ending search for something to relive my boredom), I decided a while back that I wanted to learn how to write a programming language. Well, actually, I really just want to learn the process of lexing and parsing grammer.
However, I have actually found it very hard to find general descriptions of the process online - sure, there is the docs to FLEX and YACC and BISON and whatnot, but I am really looking for more of a generic introduction to the processes as a whole.
I ask this here because, even though not actually a Perl-centric question, I have learned over my time here that PM has one of the best signal-to-noise ratios on the web when it comes to the users actually KNOWING the field in which they are jabbering on about. Anyway, so basically, I know that asking the question here will glean good results - so please, being resulting! :-)
r. j o s e p h
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