Subject: Re: LISP parser (lex & yacc) requested
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1996/12/10
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <58iv3c$>

Wouter Buzing  <> wrote:
| I have to write a parser for Common LISP and the assignment
| is to do it with YACC and LEX.

Whoever did that to you must really hate Lisp!  (Or else they hate
YACC & LEX and your *next* assignment will be to write the parser
in Common Lisp...)  ;-}

Common Lisp itself is probably the easiest language to write a parser
for Common Lisp in. Though some suggest it could use some help. See:
	"Pragmatic Parsing in Common Lisp".  ACM Lisp Pointers 4,2
	(Apr-Jun 1991), 3-15.  If you have Common Lisp, you shouldn't
	need to hack Unix 'lex' and 'yacc'. 14 pages.


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