[TUHS] v7 K&R C [really lexers]

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Mon Jun 15 00:26:17 AEST 2020

Ralph Corderoy <ralph at inputplus.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Rich,
> > Does anyone have the Usenix paper (80's timeframe I think) about making lex
> > go fast?  It was by Vern Paxson or Van Jacobson IIRC. Maybe only an
> > abstract was published.  The talk ended with a chart showing some CPU
> > times, and the modified lex was only slightly slower than cat. Maybe Vern
> > since he contributed to what became flex.
> Google Scholar's ‘Vancouver’ style citation:
>     Jacobson V. Tuning UNIX Lex or it's NOT true what they say
>     about Lex.  InUSENIX Conference Proceedings (Washington,
>     DC, Winter 1987) 1987 (pp. 163-164).
> Lack of space after ‘In’ is Google, not me.
> I didn't find the paper itself, just citations of it.

I'm pretty sure I have those proceedings. Given that it's 2 pages,
it's probably just an abstract. If there's interest, I can try to scan
the pages.


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