What is Tombstone Diagram?
Tombstone Diagrams or generally referred to as T- Diagrams are basically fragments used to denote compilers and language processing like some puzzle pieces. They demonstrate the transformation of Source Language (S) to Target Language (T) realized in an Implementation Language (L). Geek, you must be wondering why we use the Tombstone diagram? It helps in describing the complicated functionality of porting, bootstrapping, and self-compiling of interpreters, compilers, and macro-processors. It provides a visual explanation of interaction.
Different kinds of puzzle pieces used for representing T-Diagrams are shown below as follows:
Rules for Tombstone Diagram Combination are as shown in below media as follows:
Application of Tombstone Diagram is as follows:
- Tombstone Diagrams are nowadays used to understand the client-server interconnectivity on World Wide Web. The conceptual characteristics of T-Diagrams have been deployed in many fields.
- A teaching tool TDiag has been developed at Leizpig University, Germany to illustrate both theoretical as well as practical aspects of the Tombstone Diagram.
Example 1: Use a “Java Development Kit” to run a Java program P.
Here in the left side there is a program P which is written in Java and is transforming into JVM in the right side program P realized in an Implementation on machine M .
Example 2: C program is compiled in a x86 Machine