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Re: My plans for Bison: history

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: My plans for Bison: history
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:11:30 +0100


> Le 12 févr. 2019 à 18:34, Eric S. Raymond <address@hidden> a écrit :
> 1. I'm working on a new section for the Bison manual called "A Brief History
> of the Greater Ungulates".  It summarizes the history of and differences
> among yacc, byacc, zoo, my own obscure yacchack mod, and bison.
> I had friendly contact with Steve Johnson while working on "The Art of
> Unix Programming".  I've sent him email asking for specifics on the
> birth year and language of YACC.  I think it was 1973 and B, but web
> sources are vague and inconclusive and the papers are not dated.
> I expect to have a first version of the history section ready to ship
> sometime today.

This would be wonderful!  Amusingly, I have been trying to reach
Robert Corbett since a couple of weeks, but so far, to no avail.
I managed to track him from Sun to Oracle, but his email there no
longer work.  His PhD advisor told me he has retired, but she does
not know any more recent address.

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