|Re: compiling functional languages. compilers@ima.UUCP (1986-01-08)|
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|Date:||8 Jan 86 16:34:00 GMT|
|Posted:||Wed Jan 8 11:34:00 1986|
|Date-Received:||10 Jan 86 11:22:20 GMT|
|Nf-From:||ima!compilers Jan 8 11:34:00 1986|
The book "Anatomy of Lisp" by John R. Allen, McGraw-Hill 1978 contains
most of the parts for a simple Lisp compiler (written in meta-Lisp) in
its later chapters.
I got it running, long ago, on my CP/M machine. If I recall correctly,
after typing it in it took me only a few hours to track down the bugs
and to fix the omissions. I had to add some hooks to the Lisp interpreter
(things like "peek" and "poke") and had to figure out how to emit object
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