GARGOYLE: a language for compiler writing

  title={GARGOYLE: a language for compiler writing},
  author={Jan V. Garwick},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • J. Garwick
  • Published 1964
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
Initially, I must comment tha t the name of our compiler language, Gargoyle, has no special significance. Its only justification is tha t it was intended to be humorous. There seem to be two very different trends in methods of writing compilers. The oldest, and the one which tends to give the fastest and best compilers, is to consider each compiler as a separate problem and to write them all in an assembly language. The more modern method is the syntax-directed compiler. There exist… 

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