Unraveling Markup Languages: A Comprehensive Guide

Explore the diverse world of markup languages, from HTML to YAML, and discover their applications in web development, data interchange, and documentation. Understand the differences between markup and programming languages, and learn when to use a custom markup language for specialized requirements.

Tree Rewriting And Shunting Yard Parsers

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Handling Associativity And Precedence in Handwritten Parser

Introduction Last time we discussed our mission, built a lexer and tree printer to be used throughout our experiments, and introduced the Recursive decent parser. Parsing mathematical expressions involves interpreting their structure, which can be complex due to the presence of operators with different precedence levels and associativity rules. In this article series, we delve into

Handling Associativity and Precedence in Handwritten Parsers

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Handling Associativity And Precedence in Handwritten Parser

In the context of Abstract Syntax Trees (ASTs) and parse trees, the terms “higher” and “lower” precedence, as well as tree “depth,” take on a different meaning due to the way parsers traverse the tree structure. In this context, “higher” precedence refers to nodes that are deeper in the tree, further away from the root. When parsers descend into the tree to evaluate expressions or execute algorithms, they typically start at the root and move downwards towards the leaves. Therefore, nodes that are deeper in the tree, or have a higher depth, are processed first, followed by nodes closer to the root. Conversely, nodes closer to the root have lower depth and are processed later in the parsing or evaluation process. This understanding is crucial for parsers and algorithms that rely on tree traversal to correctly interpret and evaluate expressions or perform other operations on tree structures. I have heard these terms used in reverse and for trees in general, this may be correct. I mention this because it can cause confusion, it is worth clarifying these terms when conversing with others.

Mastering Language Transitions: Techniques for Seamless Code Migration

Transitioning between programming languages is a common challenge for developers. Whether moving from Java to JavaScript, JavaScript to TypeScript, or C/C++ to Zig, mastering the nuances of each language is essential for seamless code migration. In this article, we explore techniques to overcome syntax confusion, leverage language-specific conventions, and navigate language transitions with confidence and proficiency.

An Introduction to C–: A Dive into an Intermediate Language for Compiler and Language Research

Explore the evolution of C– – an intermediate language designed for compiler and language research. Delve into its origins, syntax, and the significance it holds in the realm of programming languages and compiler development.

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Modern C Programming: Embracing New Features, Standards, and Historical Changes

Delve into the evolution of C programming, from historical changes to embracing new features like C11. Explore its enduring usefulness in modern software development and understand its impact on programming languages and the fast-paced world of technology.

Rebuttal to Eric Normand’s Article: “How is Haskell Faster than C?”

Delve into the nuanced debate between Haskell and C programming languages. This article dissects the claims about Haskell’s speed superiority over C, emphasizing the importance of well-crafted code and developer expertise in determining programming efficiency. Discover the complex interplay of factors that influence the performance of these languages in real-world applications.

Introduction to Compilers

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Introduction to Compilers

Introduction: Welcome to our series on compiler development using Python! In this series of articles, we will explore the fundamentals of grammars and their role in defining the syntax of programming languages. We’ll also discuss different notation systems used to express grammars, such as BNF, EBNF, and PEG, and their relation to lexical analysis. Understanding