A dictionary structure for a PL/I compiler

  • Vincent A. Busam


The format of a dictionary (symbol table) adequate for aPl/I compiler is presented. The dictionary contains two types of entries: name and attribute. Methods of storing name entries are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the contents and structure of the attribute entries necessary to handle structures in a block environment. Extensions of the method that allow one-pass compilation are discussed. The relevance of the dictionary structure to other higher-level language compilers is explained.


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent A. Busam
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  1. 1.Memorex CorporationSanta Clara

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