meaning of yet another compiler compiler

1. Yet Another Compiler Compiler language> yacc The LALR parser generator found on most Unix systems. Also, the language used to describe the syntax of another language to yacc the program. Implementations: ayacc, YAY, perln-byacc, SASL-Yacc - "Yacc in SASL - An Exercise in Functional Programming", Simon Peyton-Jones, Software Prac & Exp 15:807-820 1985. Mentions also a BCPL implementation. Yacc++ - 1990. An object-oriented rewrite of yacc, supports regular expressions, produces an LR1 grammar parser. ["YACC Meets C++", S. C. Johnson, USENIX Spring 88 Conf]. Chris Clark, Compiler Resources Inc, +1 508 435-5016. MLYACC - Implementation and output in SML/NJ. ftp:research. att. com/dist/ml/75. tools. tar. Z. A version, by David Poole at Montana University has been retargeted to Turbo Pascal. ftp://iecc. com/pub/file/lyprg. zip. See also Bison, yet another, Yet Another Yacc. Unix manual page: yacc1. ["YACC - Yet Another Compiler Compiler", S. C. Johnson, CS TR 32, Bell Labs Jul 1975]. [Was there ever an "ACC" - "Another Compiler Compiler"? If so, what was the first compiler compiler called?]

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