Algol 68 Dialect Conversion -- a Syntactic Approach

Brailsford, David F. and Knott, R. D. (1976) Algol 68 Dialect Conversion -- a Syntactic Approach. In: Applications of Algol 68, March 1976, University of East Anglia.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Final draft version re-built from an OCR scan.
Keywords: Algol 68, Algol 68-R, Syntax Improving Device (SID), syntax directed translation
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Brailsford, Prof David
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:34

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