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Re: Algol Front End
- From: dewar at gnat dot com (Robert Dewar)
- To: gcc at gnu dot org, tstratton at ameriscan dot org
- Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 21:14:44 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Algol Front End
A full Algol-68 front end is a huge project. Several person years, it is
a large and complex language. The definitive reference is the Algol-68
revised report, published by IFIP (WG2.1). It is a difficult document,
requiring some considerable facility in reading W grammars.
An Algol-68-S subset is a more practical project, but still large.
Algol-60 is by comparison a fairly simple language (probably > C and < Pascal)