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(yacc) The LALR parser generator found on most Unix systems. Also, the language used to describe the syntax of another language to yacc (the program).
Implementations: ayacc, YAY, perln-byacc,
SASL-Yacc - "Yacc in SASL - An Exercise in Functional Programming", Simon Peyton-Jones, Software Prac & Exp 15:807-820 (1985). Mentions also a BCPL implementation.
Yacc++ - 1990. An object-oriented rewrite of yacc, supports regular expressions, produces an LR1 grammar parser.
["YACC Meets C++", S.C. Johnson, USENIX Spring '88 Conf].
Chris Clark, Compiler Resources Inc, +1 (508) 435-5016.
MLYACC - Implementation and output in SML/NJ. (
A version, by David Poole at Montana University has been retargeted to Turbo Pascal.
See also Bison, yet another, Yet Another Yacc.
Unix manual page: yacc(1).
["YACC - Yet Another Compiler Compiler", S.C. Johnson, CS TR 32, Bell Labs (Jul 1975)].
[Was there ever an "ACC" - "Another Compiler Compiler"? If so, what was the first compiler compiler called?]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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