Steps toward a PL 360-based compiler generator for the IBM 360 computer
Blanchard, Robert Charles
Kildall, Gary A.
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The documentation of a complete proto-compiler consisting of a syntax checker and an OS/360 operating system interface for the IBM System/360 computers is presented. The system constitutes the foundation of a translator writing system based on the language PL360 and on the SLR(k) parsing algorithm. PL360 provides all the facilities of a symbolic machine language but displays an ALGOL-like structure for improved readability and programming ease. SLR(k) parsers have been shown to be superior to those constructed using precedence techniques with regard to the class of acceptable grammars and speed of operation.