ANTLR: A predicated‐LL(k) parser generator

  title={ANTLR: A predicated‐LL(k) parser generator},
  author={Terence John Parr and Russell W. Quong},
  journal={Software: Practice and Experience},
  • T. ParrR. Quong
  • Published 1 July 1995
  • Computer Science
  • Software: Practice and Experience
Despite the parsing power of LR/LALR algorithms, e.g. YACC, programmers often choose to write recursive‐descent parsers by hand to obtain increased flexibility, better error handling, and ease of debugging. We introduce ANTLR, a public‐domain parser generator that combines the flexibility of hand‐coded parsing with the convenience of a parser generator, which is a component of PCCTS. ANTLR has many features that make it easier to use than other language tools. Most important, ANTLR provides… 

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