|Translation between high level languages Mikal.Ziane@lip6.fr (Mikal Ziane) (1997-11-29)|
|Re: Translation between high level languages firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-11-30)|
|Re: Translation between high level languages email@example.com (Henry Spencer) (1997-11-30)|
|Re: Translation between high level languages firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-11-30)|
|Re: Translation between high level languages email@example.com (J.Lampe) (1997-12-02)|
|Re: Translation between high level languages firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-12-14)|
|From:||email@example.com (Henry Baker)|
|Date:||30 Nov 1997 22:50:47 -0500|
Mikal Ziane <Mikal.Ziane@lip6.fr> wrote:
> I am looking for references on translating between high-level
> languages (rather than compiling to an assembly language or a low
> level virtual machine). I am especially interested in
> as-universal-as-possible approaches (not simply from say C to Java or
> any other particular case). The ideal would be attempts to describe
> the semantics of some class of languages and using it to translate
> between languages of this class.
ANSI C has been used as a target language for a number of years
because of its ubiquity. More recently, both Java itself as well as
the Java byte codes have been used as targets.
For many years, Fortran had been a target, although not a particularly
good one, because it was severely portability-impaired.
Lisp is the easiest and best target, because there is so little to do.
This is why it earned the reputation as being the spawner of so many
`higher level' languages.
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