lex & yacc (A Nutshell handbook) Paperback – 11 Oct 1992
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Shows programmers how to use two Unix utilities, lex and yacc, in program development. You'll find tutorial sections for novice users, reference sections for advanced users, and a detailed index. Major MS-DOS and Unix versions of lex and yacc are explored in depth. Also covers Bison and Flex.
About the Author
Gregory Satir helps develop online publishing tools in the Portland, Oregon, office of Electronic Book Technologies. He graduated with a B.S. in computer science from Brown University. Doug Brown is a consultant/contractor in Beaverton, Oregon. He has been developing software for circuit simulation, synthesis, and testing since 1977. Doug coauthored lex & yacc, another O'Reilly & Associates Nutshell Handbook. He received an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976.
John R. Levine writes, lectures, and consults on Unix and compiler topics. He moderates the online comp.compilers discussion group at Usenet. He worked on Unix versions Lotus 1-2-3 and the Norton Utilities and was one of the architects of AIX for the IBM RT PC. He received a Ph.D in computer science from Yale in 1984.
Tony Mason is currently a member of the AFS development team at Transarc Corporation, a small start-up company specializing in distributed systems software. Previously, he worked with the Distributed Systems Group at Stanford University in the area of distributed operating systems and data communications. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1987.
Top customer reviews
(1) when it comes to solving some of the problems reported by such tools as lex and yacc, there is not enough of examples, especially less-trivial examples, and some of the more potentially obscure problems that can occur.
(2) it is very frustrating that the page numbers listed in the index are out by 1 or 2 pages. In this era of technology this should not happen.
The review of different implementations is valuable, and the comments on portability were extremely helpful to me.
This book has been around for a while, and neither lex nor yacc have evolved much in the last many years, so the authors could reasonably have been asked to produce a more exhaustive second edition by now. It would necessarily have become a standard work. Unfortunately this present volume is often more tantalizing than helpful. Still, it's better than nothing.
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