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Re: My plans for Bison: history

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: My plans for Bison: history
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:43:55 -0500
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Akim Demaille <address@hidden>:
> Eric,
> > 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.

Here you go.

If scj gets back to me I will add more.

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