Compiler-Compiler


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Compiler-Compiler

(1)
An early compiler generator for the Atlas, with its own distinctive input language.

["The Compiler-Compiler", R.A. Brooker et al, Ann Rev Automatic Programming 3:229-275, Pergamon 1963].

compiler-compiler

(2)
A utility to generate the source code of a parser, interpreter or compiler from an annotated language description (usually in BNF). Most so called compiler-compilers are really just parser generators.

Examples are Bison, Eli, FSL, META 5, MUG2, Parsley, Pre-cc, Yacc.