[antlr-interest] Resources for the black art of grammar building?

Terence Parr parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Tue Mar 13 11:08:24 PDT 2007

Hi.  My new book has a good chapter on the nature of computer  
languages that describes why we describe languages the way we do:


My understanding is that it is illuminating for many.


On Mar 13, 2007, at 2:56 AM, Seref Arikan wrote:

> Hi there,
> Just out of curiosity, I'd like to ask you about any resources that  
> you may know about grammars. There are many good books about  
> compilers, programming languages etc, but since the subject is a  
> large one, most of them contains a lot of information which are not  
> focused on building grammars. There are endless pages of  
> information about parser generators, ebnf notation etc.. but I have  
> not seen any document that considers grammar building as its focus.  
> Maybe I'm looking at the wrong places, or I'm not able to see  
> what's in front of me, but in either case, you can help me, if you  
> know any good resources for the task. I am looking for a resource  
> that abstracts the grammar building process from the background  
> theory or tools. (If such a resource exists).
> Any ideas?
> Best Regards
> Seref Arikan

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