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Meaning of TBL

 
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1. A language by M.E. Lesk for formatting tables, implemented as a preprocessor to nroff.

2. Table Building Language. A simple language by Robert Freiburghouse of mit which combines user-defined actions into an abstract machine. It can be used to build table-driven predictive parsers and code generators in the multics fortran compiler and several pl/i compilers, including vax-11 PL/I.

["Engineering A Compiler: VAX-11 Code Generation and Optimisation", P. Anklam et al, Digital Press 1977].

 

 

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