Ambiguity in C

Henry Spencer henry at utzoo.UUCP
Fri Oct 10 06:58:21 AEST 1986

> ... So, how do we make the grammar for c unambiguous?  One way
> is to write the grammar in a formal language and subject it to analysis by a
> grammar analysis program.  I wonder if the standards committee has done this
> for their proposed new language (still called c).

The grammar in the X3J11 drafts is a bit more formal than the one in K&R,
and has been very carefully munged so that the "sizeof(int)-1" ambiguity
is gone.  (Personally I never considered this a serious problem, but it's
pleasant that they solved it.)
				Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

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