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7912RE: [antlr-interest] Treewalking : non-determinism error

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  • Anthony Youngman
    Apr 2, 2003
      RE: [antlr-interest] Treewalking : non-determinism error

      Thanks Ric. Works a treat (I hope).

      By the way, Monty, why if I'm outputting code would I want to have my PRINT before my EXPR? If my PRINT comes first, surely it hasn't yet got an EXPR to print?

      Okay okay, I know everybody thinks in infix, but postfix or rpn is a damn sight easier to handle. Can I give you some advice? Namely it doesn't pay to jump to conclusions :-) You're dealing with a guru here (just that he knows bugger-all about Java or Antlr :-)

      My next difficult task will be making the compiler chuck everything out IN POSTFIX.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Ric Klaren [mailto:klaren@...]
      Sent: 01 April 2003 15:40
      To: antlr-interest@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [antlr-interest] Treewalking : non-determinism error


      On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 11:56:28AM +0100, Anthony Youngman wrote:
      > I think I know what the problem is, I just don't know how to fix it ...
      > In my main parser, I have the following two rules:
      > printst : (pr:"PRINT"^ expr (COLONPRINT)? {System.out.println(pr+" print
      > ");} );
      > expr : ( catexpr | logicexpr ) ;
      > This seems to be fine - the traces are printing what I expect.
      > In my treewalker I then have the rule:
      > printst
      >       : #(PRINT expr COLONPRINT) {System.out.println("PRNT");}
      >       | #(PRINT expr) {System.out.println("OUTP");}
      >       ;

      Provided I don't have a coffee shortage or overdose ;)

      Tree parsers only use a lookahead of 1 so the above rule will indeed give
      nondeterminism. One way to fix it might be:

              : ( #(PRINT expr COLONPRINT) ) => #(PRINT expr COLONPRINT) {System.out.println("PRNT");}
              | #(PRINT expr) {System.out.println("OUTP");}


      printst { bool colon = false; }
              : #(PRINT expr ( COLONPRINT { colon = true; } )? )
                              if( colon )


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