Wanted: Language Indep. Descriptions

"Ann Roddy, U.L." <roddya@ul.ie>
Tue, 6 Jul 1993 09:13:46 GMT

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From: "Ann Roddy, U.L." <roddya@ul.ie>
Keywords: parse, question
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1993 09:13:46 GMT


I am working in the area of parser development, with a view to
systematizing and improving the quality/reusability of common features of
the many parsers developed within our research group.

I am currently defining a 'language description database'. This is
intended as storing the syntax of the language for semantic objects that
have been identified in a 'Language Independent Repository Structure'.

>From this I intend to produce a BNF (Yacc) description of the language
being described.

I realise that a 'language independent BNF' is a tall order but prehaps
someone would have a generialised BNF covering even a few languages. I
need some BNF descriptions to test the results of my application.

Any references on the whole area of 'language independent' descriptions
would be greatly appreciated.

Please reply via email, (I will summarize to comp.compilers )

thanks in advance,


Ann Roddy, email : roddya@ul.ie
C.S.I.S, University of Limerick, Ireland.

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