Re: The compilation approach in modern languages

"Rodney M. Bates" <rbates@southwind.net>
12 Feb 2005 15:38:27 -0500

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From: "Rodney M. Bates" <rbates@southwind.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 12 Feb 2005 15:38:27 -0500
Organization: EarthLink Inc. -- http://www.EarthLink.net
References: 05-02-053
Keywords: interpreter, code

It is a common misconception that certain languages are "interpreted"
and others are "compiled" In fact, the distinction between compiled
and interpreted (and hybrids) is not a property of the language, but
only of the implementation.


We now have a traditional native code compiler for Java. There were
hybrid translator/interpreter implementations for C around 15 years
ago.


The one exception is the functional languages, where functions can be,
in effect, manipulated at runtime and then evaluated. Obviously, it
is too late then for a traditional batch compile, and something more
like interpretation is needed, at least some of the time.


Ganny wrote:
> What are the new languages that can possibly become mainstream
> programming languages in academia/industry, and what is the
> compilation technology they follow?
>
> The arrival of Java bought the use of sophisticaed runtimes VM to the
> mainstream (compared to the C/C++ native code approach). Does most of
> the newer languages follow the similar approach, or most of them
> follow the conventional approach of native code generation?


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