Terence Parr

American computer scientist
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Terence John Parr
Alma materPurdue University (B.Sc., M.Eng., PhD)
Scientific career
Fieldscomputer languages, computer engineering
InstitutionsUniversity of San Francisco

Terence John Parr (born 1964 in Los Angeles) is a professor of computer science at the University of San Francisco. He is best known for his ANTLR parser generator and contributions to parsing theory. He also developed the StringTemplate engine for Java and other programming languages.[1]


Parr holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a Master's degree in Engineering, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Purdue University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Army High-Performance Computing Research Center (also known as AHPCRC), located in the University of Minnesota.


  • Parr, Terence (May 17, 2007), The Definitive ANTLR Reference: Building Domain-Specific Languages (1st ed.), Pragmatic Bookshelf, p. 376, ISBN 978-0-9787392-5-6
  • Parr, Terence (December 2009), Language Implementation Patterns: Create Your Own Domain-Specific and General Programming Languages (1st ed.), Pragmatic Bookshelf, p. 374, ISBN 978-1-934356-45-6
  • Parr, Terence (2010), Language Implementation Patterns (1st ed.), p. 389, ISBN 978-1-93435645-6
  • Parr, Terence (March 7, 2013), The Definitive ANTLR 4 Reference: Building Domain-Specific Languages (1st ed.), Pragmatic Bookshelf, p. 325, ISBN 978-1934356999


  1. ^ "Terence Parr's USF Home Page". Retrieved 2009-07-27.

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