Re: Language Design (Anton Ertl)
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From: (Anton Ertl)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:12:39 GMT
Organization: Institut fuer Computersprachen, Technische Universitaet Wien
References: 11-07-027
Keywords: design
Posted-Date: 23 Jul 2011 02:38:15 EDT

Billy Mays <> writes:
>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.

Why not. Anyway, you can implement Forth or something similar, which
is Turing-complete and relatively easy to implement.

- anton
M. Anton Ertl

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