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Multibox parsers: no more handwritten lexical parsers

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1 Author(s)
Dyadkin, L.J. ; Liant Software Corp., Austin, TX, USA

Most parser generators do not work with lexically complex languages like Fortran. Compiler writers end up writing lexers by hand. To deal with this complexity, the author suggests generating a parser that uses a series of boxes-like a mechanical caterpillar-instead of just two

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 5 )