I barely remember automata theory from my classes. Prof was pretty dull. Stuff like this is sort of jogging my memory
— A lot of the more boring stuff was proving theorems whose implications weren't taught well in class.
— I am helping write a language parsing compiler which makes these to read source code
— Oh nice.
— Reads Backus Naur form, spits out dfa
— So you're working on the lexer part now?
— No wait, parser.
— It basically compiles a parser
— That's pretty cool.
— Which language are you parsing?