An error-correcting parse algorithm

  title={An error-correcting parse algorithm},
  author={E. Irons},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • E. Irons
  • Published 1963
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • During the past few years, research into so-called “Syntax Directed Compiler” and “Compiler Compiler” techniques [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] has given hope that constructing computer programs for translating formal languages may not be as formidable a task as it once was. However, the glow of the researchers' glee has obscured to a certain extent some very perplexing problems in constructing practical translators for common programming languages. The automatic parsing algorithms indeed simplify compiler… CONTINUE READING
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