|Searching for books on how to write a scripting language (Newbie, sorr firstname.lastname@example.org (gary c shields) (1999-08-02)|
|Re: Searching for books on how to write a scripting language email@example.com (1999-08-07)|
|Re: Searching for books on how to write a scripting language firstname.lastname@example.org (1999-08-12)|
|From:||email@example.com (Jim Lawless)|
|Date:||12 Aug 1999 02:52:45 -0400|
|Organization:||Radiks Internet Access|
"gary c shields" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I am so sorry for posting this here, however after a couple of hours
>> of searching on the web, I have yet to find anything. I am searching
>> for books that deal with how to create your own scripting engine. I
>> am more or less interested in doing this as an exercise.
I don't know about books, but I've seen a number of short articles
pertaining to this subject.
In a recent issue of Visual Developer, Al Williams implemented a small
BASIC-like scripting engine in C++.
Ten years ago or so, Al Stevens tackled this topic in one of his first
set of C programming columns for Dr. Dobbs Journal. Al implemented a
C-like script interpreter called Script Interpreter ( or SI for it's
shortened name ... pronounced the same as 'C' ).
SI was used for an MS-DOS terminal program that Al was developing over
the course of several issues.
Dr. Dobbs usually has theme issues which cover this topic. I seem to
recall one with "Little Languages, Big Engines" as a cover slogan that
included David Betz's Lisp-like "Bob" programming language.
You might search some periodical CD's for this kind of info.
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