Chapter 30. Newline Separators
Use newlines as statement separators.
first statementsecond statementthird statement
30.1 How It Works
Using newlines to mark the end of a statement is a common feature of programming languages. This fits very well with Delimiter-Directed Translation since newlines are used as the main delimiter to break up the input. As a result I have nothing to add here for that context.
With Syntax-Directed Translation, however, newline separators are rather more tricky, introducing a number of subtle traps that can trip you up. This section will hopefully point out of few of those traps.
(Of course it’s possible to use newlines for a syntactic purpose other than statement separation—but I’ve yet to come across it.)
The reason ...