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June 2017

— I barely remember automata theory from my classes. Prof was pretty dull. Stuff like this is sort of jogging my memory

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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.

— Yes

— It basically compiles a parser

— That's pretty cool.

— Which language are you parsing?

— If I can fully grasp automata, haha