An early compiler generator for the Atlas, with its own distinctive input language.
[“The Compiler-Compiler”, R.A. Brooker et al, Ann Rev Automatic Programming 3:229-275, Pergamon 1963].
A utility to generate the source code of a parser, interpreter or compiler from an annotated language description (usually in BNF). Most so called compiler-compilers are really just parser generators.
Examples are Bison, Eli, FSL, META 5, MUG2, Parsley, Pre-cc, Yacc.
- Compiler jock
A programmer who specialises in writing compilers. [Jargon File] (1995-01-19)
- Compiler target language
(CTL) The intermediate language used by the ALICE parallel machine. [“The Design and Implementation of ALICE: A Parallel Graph Reduction Machine”, M.D. Cripps et al, Proc Workshop on Graph Reduction, Springer 1987]. (1994-11-14)
- Compile time
programming The period of time during which a program’s source code is being translated into executable code, as opposed to run time when the program is being executed. As well as the work done by the compiler, this may include macro preprocessing as done by cpp for example. The final stage of program construction, performed […]
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