On the usefulness of syntax directed editors

  • Bernard Lang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 244)


The intent of this position statement is to relate our experience with the actual use of a syntax directed editor (Mentor [5]) in different contexts: teaching, real software production, software maintenance and associated tasks, language design and development, development of programming tools and new programming structures.


Maintenance Activity Abstract Syntax Software Maintenance Novice User Full Screen 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Lang
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIALe ChesnayFrance

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