Accession Number : AD0704087

Title :   A UNIVERSAL SYNTAX CHECKER.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Leahy,John Francis , III

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : A universal syntax checker was constructed to be utilized with a text editor in a time-sharing environment. This syntax checker is a top-down left-right slow-back parser that will provide, when supplied the syntax of any language in the Backus-normal form, a syntax check for any string written in a language described. The procedure is capable of handling left, right, and self-embedded recursive definitions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SYNTAX), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ACCURACY), TIME SHARING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, SEMANTICS, STANDARDIZATION, SYMBOLS, NAVAL TRAINING, THESES

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE