Deadly Sins

No, not the SevenDeadlySins from Christian theology. These DeadlySins are taken from the book WritingInteractiveCompilersAndInterpreters?, Wiley 1979. by P. J. Brown (now out of print). (This content grabbed from NormanRamseys web page--but since it originally came from a different source, I hope he doesn't mind it being replicated here on Wiki, where they can be discussed).

Some of these sins are rather specific to the task of writing compilers; but others (sins 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 12) are generic to programming; and still others (2, 11, 13) can be made so by replacing the word "compiler" with "program".


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