<tool> (Pre-C-Compiler eXtended) An infinite-lookahead compiler-compiler
by Peter Breuer <firstname.lastname@example.org> for context dependent grammars.
PRECCX generates ANSI C. Specification scripts are in very EBNF with inherited
attributes and synthetic attributes allowed. Scripts can be compiled in separate
modules and linked later. Meta-production rules are allowed. Grammars can be
essentially LL(oo) with optimisations. A converter for yacc scripts is
Versions 1.xx were known as "PRECC" and only had unbounded lookahead. The 2.xx
series added the "X" for "extended" and featured higher order parameterisation
Version 2.42 integrates inherited and synthesized attributes by using a
"monadic" model for parsing. You can now synthsize attributes during the pass
and inherit them in the remainder, e.g.
@ foo = bar\x gum(x)
synthesises an x in bar and passes it down into gum as a parameter. Useful
for @ what = ?\x did_you_say(x), for example. It now
compiles into C instead of running an interpreter at
Version 2.42 runs under Unix and MS-DOS.
E-mail: Peter Breuer <email@example.com>, Jonathan Bowen
["The PRECC Compiler-Compiler" by P.T. Breuer and J.P. Bowen. In E. Davies and
A. Findlay (eds.), Proc. UKUUG/SUKUG Joint New Year 1993 Conference, St. Cross
Centre, Oxford, UK, 6-8 January 1993, ISBN 1 873611 06 4 (UKUUG), 0 9520700 0 6
(SUKUG) UKUUG/SUKUG Secretariat, Owles Hall, Buntingford, Herts SG9 9PL, UK, pp
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