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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 20:51:03 -0500
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden>:
> Thanks for writing all that. A quick review:
> Some misspellings: "varuous", "decelop", "Berkely", "two LALR parses",
> "since .".
> The text sometimes says "Yacc" and sometimes "YACC". Steven Johnson's
> original paper spelled it "Yacc"; let's go with that.
> It'd be nice not to lose the info from Paul Rubin that the original Yacc
> "suffered from horrible kludges that Johnson had to perpetrate to make Yacc
> fit in a PDP-11".
> Please add DOIs or stable URLs for citations. For Corbett:
> For DeRemer & Pennello:
> For Johnson's "A Portable Compiler":
> For Johnson's "Yacc" documentation I cannot find a URL from Bell Labs, but I
> found this faithful rendition of the 7th Edition Unix version (which I
> checked against my circa-1979 printed copy):

Patch incorporating your suggestions enclosed.

Would any of your sources go far enough back to pin down Yacc's birth
year?  One of my old blog posts implies that I used to believe it was
1970. I don't remember believing any year but 1973, but if I ever had
a hard source for that I have long since lost the reference.
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