Language Conversion

Literature references and annotations by Dick Grune, dick@dickgrune.com. Last update: Mon Sep 14 10:20:08 2009.
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* Vincent D. Moynihan, Peter J.L. Wallis, "The design and implementation of a high-level language convertor", Softw. -- Practice & Exp., 21, #4, April 1991, pp. 391-400.
Full automatic high-level language conversion is a non-starter, but a good approximation can be attained. The paper considers a number of compromises taken to convert Pascal-SC to Ada. The authors do not shun crude compromises: e.g., the Pascal with-statement is translated into a comment urging the user to watch out.

* B.J. Dobbing, "Everything is possible -- even COBOL to Ada translation", Ada UK News, 6, #??, 1985, pp. 32-35.

* J.K. Slape, P.J.L. Wallis, "Conversion of Fortran to Ada using an intermediate tree representation", Computer J., 26, #???, 1983, pp. 344-353.

* P.F. Albrecht, P.E. Garrison, S.L. Graham, R.H. Hyerle, P. Lip, B. Krieg-Brückner, "Source-to-source translation: Ada to Pascal and Pascal to Ada", ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 15, #???, 1980, pp. 183-193.