a BtYacc patch page

Mitchell Charity
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Last updated 2001-Jul-10.

Here are patches for btyacc (a backtracking derivative of the old Berkeley parser-generator Yacc).
The btyacc home page is Siber Systems BtYacc: BackTracking Yacc.
Recent work has been done by Richard Atterer as part of his Debian btyacc package.

As of July 2001, one can find a recent version of btyacc by first checking Siber Systems BtYacc for the current release, and then checking the Debian btyacc package for the current Debian patch.

I welcome further patches, comments, etc - mcharity@lcs.mit.edu. Various additional work might be done. Adding a ./configure;make installation aid, for instance. This is much more likely to happen if folks tell me they are actually using btyacc. :)

Some btyacc sources


Base versions

Other Links

Open Directory - Computers: Programming: Compilers: Lexer and Parser Generators

Debian btyacc | bug report

Version 1.1 of BtYacc (Backtracking Yacc) is available
Vadim Maslov's 1997 comp.compilers announcement.
BTYACC -- yacc with backtracking and inherited attributes.
Chris Dodd's original 1995 comp.compilers announcement.
[no, the ftp link no longer works:]


Thanks to Berkeley for byacc, to Chris Dodd for creating btyacc, to Vadim Maslov and Siber for growing and supporting it, and to Richard Atterer for patching, documenting, and popularizing it.

Comments encouraged - Mitchell Charity <mcharity@lcs.mit.edu>
  btyacc_3.0.orig.tar is btyacc-3-0.tar in its own subdir.
    No diff.  Timestamp test/ change.

  Links to other backtracking parser generators.

  2001-Jul-10  Added link to OpenDir's `Lexer and Parser Generators'.
  2001-Jul-09  created