Re: legacy language to tcl

Scott Gargash <>
15 Apr 2001 22:50:31 -0400

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From: Scott Gargash <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 15 Apr 2001 22:50:31 -0400
Organization: Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
References: 01-04-096
Keywords: parse
Posted-Date: 15 Apr 2001 22:50:31 EDT

The following link defines the tcl syntax rules. It's a very simple

FWIW (and I don't know your legacy requirements), we've had lots of
success defining domain-specific languages using tcl syntax. The
benefit to doing this is that the parser becomes a matter of writing
tcl procs.

If you can tolerate some potential backwards incompatibility, it's
something to consider.


Elmer Fittery <> writes:
> I am considering using depot4 for translating a legacy language to tcl.
> Anybody know where I can get the EBNF notation for tcl? I tried
> with no luck.

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