FliPpr: A Prettier Invertible Printing System
Paper in proceedings, 2013

When implementing a programming language, we often write a parser and a pretty-printer. However, manually writing both programs is not only tedious but also error-prone; it may happen that a pretty-printed result is not correctly parsed. In this paper, we propose FliPpr, which is a program transformation system that uses program inversion to produce a CFG parser from a pretty-printer. This novel approach has the advantages of fine-grained control over pretty-printing, and easy reuse of existing efficient pretty-printer and parser implementations.


Kazutaka Matsuda

Meng Wang

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Technology (Chalmers)

European Symposium on Programming

Vol. 7792 101-120

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Software Engineering

Computer Science



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