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Debian Packages for Coco/R

What is Coco/R?

Coco/R is a compiler generator which takes a compiler description in the form of an attributed grammar and generates a scanner and a recursive descent parser. The user has to add semantic routines (e.g., symbol table handling and code generation) in order to get a full compiler. The benefits are a more compact and better readable compiler implementation as well as a speedup in development time. Coco/R is not only useful for building true compilers but also for doing any kind of syntax-directed translation. Examples include program analyzers, program instrumenters and browsers for structured input data. Coco/R is available under the GNU General Public License.
See Coco/R homepage for more information.

What is debian?

Debian is a free operating system based on the Linux kernel, with a very good packaging system.
See debian homepage for more information.

Why Packages?

  1. Sure you could download the zip balls, install and maintain Coco yourself, but it would be more work than simply select Coco with your favourite package maintenance tool.
  2. The official zip balls are made for Windows, so every included script is a batch file. The debian packages of course include shell scripts.
  3. Last but not least, stay up to date. If you enter the package location in your sources.list you wont miss an update.

Where to get the Packages?

You can find them on the official Coco/R homepage.

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