Re: RM and abstract syntax trees

From: Tegiri Nenashi <>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 11:24:58 -0700
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On Nov 1, 8:04 am, paul c <> wrote:
> Surely the application here is the manipulation
> of the parse tree, not the AST.

Parse tree indeed is the king, not AST. Given the parse tree one can easily derive AST by selecting only "interesting" nodes. The aguments for AST -- that it is more human readable and more compact -- are both meningless from the theory perspective. Received on Thu Nov 01 2007 - 19:24:58 CET

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