Chapter 11. Lexical Scan Revisited

Table of Contents

11.1. Background
11.2. The Problem
11.3. The Solution
11.4. Fixing Up The Compiler
11.5. Conclusion

Installment published 3rd June 1989.

I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that this installment is not the one I promised last time. What's more, the one after this one won't be, either.

The good news is the reason for this installment: I've found a way to simplify and improve the lexical scanning part of the compiler. Let me explain.