Re: C and LL (1)

"Andrew Wilson" <>
27 Oct 2001 18:37:08 -0400

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From: "Andrew Wilson" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 27 Oct 2001 18:37:08 -0400
Organization: Cybercity
References: 01-10-121
Keywords: C, LL(1)
Posted-Date: 27 Oct 2001 18:37:08 EDT

> Can C be parsed by a LL (1) parser? I've serached in the web a lot,
> but i couldn't find the anwser!

Dr Dobbs Journal, for many years, was involved with a project called the
"Small C Compiler" that was a subset of the C programming language, writing
using recursive descent.

I remember reading an article that someone had extended this to a full
implementation of C.

I believe this must have used backtracking as C does not convert well to

Andrew Wilson

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