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HANDBOOK / CASE STUDY /

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 [14], which is used to illustrate problems in compiler construction. MiniLAX contains a carefully selected set of language concepts:

Concepts with a low didactical value and concepts that would make the language unnecessary complex have been left out, along with ``syntactic sugar''.