|Lexer, Parser, AST, what now? firstname.lastname@example.org (lican) (2009-03-10)|
|Re: Lexer, Parser, AST, what now? email@example.com (2009-03-15)|
|Re: Lexer, Parser, AST, what now? firstname.lastname@example.org (lican) (2009-03-17)|
|Re: Lexer, Parser, AST, what now? email@example.com (Aaron Gray) (2009-03-18)|
|Date:||Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:55:18 -0700 (PDT)|
|Posted-Date:||17 Mar 2009 06:43:25 EDT|
On 10 Mar, 16:24, lican <lica...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Recently I wrote a fast lexer and RDP by hand in C++, generated a nice
> AST... Then wrote some tree walkers that generated my IR (something
> similar to bytecode in Lua). Then I wrote a control flow graph in C#
> (will be ported to C++ soon) with DAG inside basic blocks. I have a
> general idea how to combine AST walking and CFG creation, but what to
> do after that? It looks hacky and the code is not optimized. I would
> need at least basic CSE and constant propagation.
It is probably a good idea to look at SSA (Static Single Assignment)
> I also dug through LLVM, PHP and Lua source codes. They're generally
> to big and complex to follow what's happening inside. Also found the
> Dao language (nice one), but also, code to complex. Can anyone guide
> me to next steps needed for this thing to work?
You could try these LLVM tutorials :-
> P.S. Language features: dynamic typing, classes, you can say it's a
> PHP - Lua fusion with nicer syntax (in my opinion). I also wrote a
> simple VM, with 256 registers (similar to Lua's), but can't run
> anything without the code. Please help!
Writing your own code generator is not really a good idea if not only
for sanities sake. LLVM makes your code run on lots of platforms and
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