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Started this discussion. Last reply by Clifton Royston Sep 9, 2008.


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Consultant, Network/Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Software Developer
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Software architecture, Agile development, domain-specific languages, Internet services, BSD Unix, Linux, MS .Net, Perl, pattern-oriented development; lately interested in functional programming. (Hell, I'm pretty much interested in everything. The world is interesting.)
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C, C++, C#, HTML, Pascal, Perl, PHP
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30+ year veteran software developer and entrepreneur, co-founder of LavaNet, co-founder of Tiki Technologies. Now lending a hand at Sanjole, developing WiMax and LTE testing technology for broadband wireless testing.
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Recursive descent parsing with BNF grammars

(This is a modified repost of a post I recently put up on our company's wiki,

explaining a very old CS concept/approach which seems to be rather

neglected lately in production use.)


If you're implementing any sort of miniature language as part of some software (query language, scripting capability) or even just attempting to parse structured input of some kind, using the full-boogie compiler-builder tools like YACC, bison, and friends can seem like… Continue

Posted on December 20, 2007 at 9:38am — 4 Comments

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At 4:11am on March 31, 2008, Daniel Leuck said…
Hey Clifton - How are things? I just posted an entry on JavaCC and JJTree inspired by your recursive descent parsing article.
At 3:31pm on December 21, 2007, Antonio Querubin said…
Actually I think I was out of work at the time having been laid off from Pixi just before Christmas.
At 9:08am on December 20, 2007, Yuka Nagashima said…
yo, clifto!
At 5:43pm on December 18, 2007, Daniel Leuck said…
Hi Clifton,

Welcome! Its great to have one of Hawaii's original internet gurus on our network. I remember meeting with you at Lavanet many years ago back when I was running Tollan with Grant Ishikawa.


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