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The Source Language
The programming language MiniLAX (Mini LAnguage eXample) is a Pascal
relative. To be more specific, it is a subset of the example language LAX
, which is used to illustrate problems in compiler construction. MiniLAX
contains a carefully selected set of language concepts:
- type coercion
- overloaded operators
- reference and value parameters
- nested scopes
Concepts with a low didactical value and concepts that would make the
language unnecessary complex have been left out, along with ``syntactic sugar''.