Re: backend question

"Hannah Schroeter" <>
13 Nov 2002 12:15:01 -0500

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From: "Hannah Schroeter" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 13 Nov 2002 12:15:01 -0500
Organization: Schlund + Partner AG
References: 02-11-063
Keywords: translator
Posted-Date: 13 Nov 2002 12:15:01 EST


Martin Doering <> wrote:

>If I would like to write a native compiler for a toy language (just
>for my personal interest), the hardest thing for me is to generate
>code for a specific processor in the end. So my question is, if I
>could skip this last step by just using some well know intermediate
>format? ...
>[These days the most popular intermediate format is C. -John]

Yes. Another approach (been there, done that) is to parse your
toy language into Lisp data structures and to compile it using
(compile 'nil foo), heavily using macros to do the real transformation

Kind regards,


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