Re: lex&yacc (Scott Stanchfield)
4 May 1998 22:59:43 -0400

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From: (Scott Stanchfield)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 4 May 1998 22:59:43 -0400
Organization: MageLang Institute
References: 98-04-026 98-04-096
Keywords: lex, yacc, courses

  > Where can I find a tutorial for lex and yacc in the web ?

I would strongly recommend that you look into ANTLR, a much better (IMHO)
parser generator than lex/yacc. Note that it's predicated LL(k), but you
can get used to writing LL grammars very easily.

I have written a tutorial for it at

I also have a page describing some of the gotchas when writing an LL vs
LALR grammar at

-- Scott

Scott Stanchfield, Santa Cruz, California, USA
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