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I've read SLR(1), LR(1) and LALR(1) parser. But what is LR(0) Parser, how can we construct parsing table for LR(0) parser.
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LR(0) parsing is a type of bottom-up parsing technique used to analyze and validate the syntax of programming languages. It is based on the concept of a deterministic finite automaton and creates a parsing table that helps in constructing a parse tree for a given input string.
A parsing table for an LR(0) parser is constructed using the LR(0) items, which are the possible states of the deterministic finite automaton. The columns of the table represent the input symbols, and the rows represent the LR(0) items. The table contains production rules and actions for each LR(0) item and input symbol combination.
LR(0) parsing is efficient and can handle a wide range of context-free grammars, including left-recursive and ambiguous grammars. It is also capable of detecting syntax errors in the input string and provides a detailed error message, making it easier to debug and correct code.
Unlike top-down parsers that start from the start symbol and build the parse tree from top to bottom, LR(0) parsers begin from the input string and build the parse tree from bottom to top. This allows for efficient error handling and makes LR(0) parsing suitable for a wider range of grammars.
Yes, LR(0) parsers can handle left recursion. In fact, this is one of the major advantages of using LR(0) parsing as it allows for efficient handling of left-recursive grammars without causing any conflicts in the parsing table. This makes it a popular choice for parsing programming languages with left-recursive grammars.