[TUHS] Comments on "C"
Mary Ann Horton
mah at mhorton.net
Sat Sep 10 07:15:29 AEST 2016
When I was at Berkeley working on my dissertation, I wrote a tool that
would let you edit a text file written in any language you could define
with a grammar, with syntax and semantic error checking while you
edited. I had grammars for several popular (in 1980) languages. The
only one I couldn't properly create a grammar for was C.
There were two problems:
1) typedef, which lets you create new words with syntax implications,
2) the preprocessor, which lets you get into all kinds of syntax trouble
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