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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Meta II - A compiler/compiler that preceeded Lex/Yacc by More that a Decade

A college buddy of mine has posted a tutorial on Meta II, a simple compiler/compiler that could express itself in just over a dozen lines.
We were impressed with what could be done with this "meta" compiler that dated back to 1964.
It still has uses today and can be easier to use for some projects than Lex/Yacc or LALRn compilers.
The tutorial can be found at his company website: http://www.bayfronttechnologies.com/mc_tutorial.htm.com