GATE | GATE-CS-2015 (Set 3) | Question 26

Among simple LR (SLR), canonical LR, and look-ahead LR (LALR), which of the following pairs identify the method that is very easy to implement and the method that is the most powerful, in that order?

(A) SLR, LALR
(B) Canonical LR, LALR
(C) SLR, canonical LR
(D) LALR, canonical LR


Answer: (C)

Explanation: SLR parser is a type of LR parser with small parse tables and a relatively simple parser generator algorithm.

Canonical LR parser or LR(1) parser is an LR(k) parser for k=1, i.e. with a single lookahead terminal. It can handle all deterministic context-free languages.



LALR parser or Look-Ahead LR parser is a simplified version of a canonical LR parser,

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