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Algol 68 Dialect Conversion -- a Syntactic Approach

Brailsford, David F.; Knott, R. D.

Authors

David F. Brailsford

R. D. Knott



Contributors

V.J. Rayward-Smith
Editor

Abstract

A syntax directed package for converting Revised Algol 68 programs into Algol 68-R form, (where possible) is being developed at Nottingham. The package makes use of J.M. Foster's Syntax Improving Device (SID) [1]. The experience gained has underlined the value of a syntactic approach to problems of this sort. A far wider range of constructs can be translated than would ever be possible by using ad hoc methods. In many respects the difficulties encountered are those of conventional compiler writing, but some intriguing new problems arise when, as in this case, the source language and target language differ relatively little in philosophy and appearance.

Citation

Brailsford, D. F., & Knott, R. D. (1976). Algol 68 Dialect Conversion -- a Syntactic Approach. In V. Rayward-Smith (Ed.),

Conference Name Applications of Algol 68
Publication Date Jan 1, 1976
Deposit Date Sep 19, 2005
Publicly Available Date Oct 9, 2007
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Algol 68, Algol 68-R, Syntax Improving Device (SID), syntax directed translation
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/183
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Final draft version re-built from an OCR scan.

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