Early Programming Books

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sun Jun 20 23:19:02 CDT 2021

On 2021-06-20 9:01 p.m., Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote:
> On 2021-Jun-20, at 7:38 PM, ben via cctech wrote:
>> On 2021-06-20 8:13 p.m., Toby Thain via cctech wrote:
>>> Tried the Shunting Yard algorithm? But watch out, it was invented by a
>>> quiche eater...
>> The problem needs backtracking to generate correct code. Stack or muilti-register machines don't have this problem with temporaries.
>> Ben.
> The parser generates a tree of the algebraic expression, the tree is representative of the evaluation order of the expression, earlier evals lower in the tree, the node at the top is the last evaluated. Then walk the tree from the bottom up to generate code.
> I think code to do this (efficient compiler code generation) has been done like a gazillion-billion times since 1960.

Computer science people seem to like to brag about how to parse. Walking 
a tree does not solve the tree was built in the wrong order.Parenthesis 
first implies input string re-scanning and text movement.This what I 
can't seem to find a good algorithm for.
FORTRAN II and IV did quite well before all this computer science. 
FORTRAN solved real world problems, ALGOL has yet to have I/O. LISP 
still can't be compiled.PASCAL is only educational problems, and C 
mutated into Monster. JAVA is not open source.

Very little new stuff is on multi-pass parsing.I have a 70's computer 
design of modest word length (20 bits) that needs 1970's computer 
science, and 64KB of memory and removable disks.

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