The PRESTO system

@article{Elliott1988ThePS,
  title={The PRESTO system},
  author={Irving B. Elliott},
  journal={SIGPLAN Notices},
  year={1988},
  volume={23},
  pages={39-48}
}
The author was faced with the task of writing a compiler for a language having a large set of syntax rules that were subject to frequent changes. Specifically, the BNF description of the language required 20 pages of productions, as compared to the five-and-onequarter pages of BNF in the Pascal User Manual and Report [i]. Because of the large number of syntax rules, the changing requirements, and the need to train several persons in the use and maintenance of the system, a decision was made to… CONTINUE READING

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