Re: Project suggestion svp. (Dwight VandenBerghe)
10 Aug 1998 10:10:20 -0400

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From: (Dwight VandenBerghe)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 10 Aug 1998 10:10:20 -0400
Organization:, The World's Usenet: Discussions Start Here
References: 98-08-035
Keywords: Java

On 5 Aug 1998 22:23:33 -0400, (Etienne
Marais) wrote:

>Does anybody have any suggestions as to which (source) language I
>should choose for a compiler project. I'm considering to use java (and
>javacc) for the development of the compiler itself, and the java
>virtual machine as target. The source language can be anything not to
>difficult but interesting and useful enough to distribute the final
>compiler as freeware.

You might have a little more fun if you used Pizza, the functional
Java superset, for your compiler instead of straight Java.

The world could use a good Limbo-to-JVM compiler. Limbo is a
nice, clean language with IPC primitives, designed by Dennis
Ritchie for Lucent's Inferno OS. It's a small language, not
too many tricks, has Unicode strings and needs garbage collection.
In other words, it's a lot like Java, but smaller and tighter.


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