Attribute And Affix Grammars

Semantics-Directed Compiler Generation

Volume 94 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 350-362


Experiences with the compiler writing system HLP

  • Kari-Jouko RäihäAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Helsinki


Compilers for languages of widely varying nature have been constructed using the compiler writing system HLP. Characteristics of the language descriptions and of the compilers produced are reported. Opinions of the users are discussed, and various ways to improve HLP are suggested. The experiences gained are relevant for similar projects aiming at the construction of compiler writing tools.