|Language Design 81282ed9a88799d21e77957df2d84bd6514d9af6@myhashism (Billy Mays) (2011-07-18)|
|Re: Language Design email@example.com (Roberto Waltman) (2011-07-18)|
|Re: Language Design firstname.lastname@example.org (Srinivas Nayak) (2011-07-18)|
|Re: Language Design email@example.com (2011-07-19)|
|Re: Language Design firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Zwinkau) (2011-07-20)|
|Re: Language Design email@example.com (mac) (2011-07-23)|
|Re: Language Design firstname.lastname@example.org (Christophe de Dinechin) (2011-07-23)|
|Re: Language Design email@example.com (Oleg Sesov) (2011-07-23)|
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|From:||Roberto Waltman <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:10:56 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||19 Jul 2011 01:46:44 EDT|
Billy Mays wrote:
>I am trying to design a programming language for a simple processor
>(16 bit, ~10 instructions, 16 registers). I am not sure what a
>language actually needs in order to be more useful than pure assembly,
>but is also reasonable to implement.
>I had originally tried to make a RPN style language where the language
>is purely stack based, but I realized it wouldn't be Turing complete.
>I'd rather not just re implement C or other commonly used languages,
>but I'm having a hard time coming up with something I'd actually want
>Any advice for a newbie?
Start were newbies like you (and me) should. These books describe
simple compilers that could be ported to a new processor in a
reasonably short time. [ Sorry, they are "C or other commonly used
"Brinch Hansen on Pascal Compilers" - P.B.Hansen
"Compiler Construction" - N. Wirth
The 2nd is available on-line, as well as the "Small-C" compiler.
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