It's all about languages...,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: lex & yacc (Kindle Edition)
First of all I would like to put a focus on the general appearance - unlike many other ebooks this digital edition displays passages containing source code or graphics clearly, with a good contrast and excellent readability. Good layout job by O'Reilly.
Lex and yacc are powerful tools for software engineers, providing efficient ways for parsing source code (and lyric works, if you write any...)
On the other hand, versatility goes along with complexity. Doug Brown understands how to systematically dissect the field into consecutive steps, each accompanied by well chosen examples, leading the reader safely through the jungle of regular expressions, EBNF, symbol tables, grammars and tokens. This book is a good refresher for experienced software developers but a beginner should be aware that the study of the art of compiler construction is inevitable to fully deploy the massive amount of knowledge packed up in this book. Surely not a bedside reading, as you feel the urge to hack in the lines of the examples and see what they do. Considering the mature state of both tools I was not sure if this edition was a good choice - now I am glad to own it.