|Java compiler courses email@example.com (wooks) (2007-04-20)|
|Re: Java compiler courses firstname.lastname@example.org (Russell Shaw) (2007-04-23)|
|Re: Java compiler courses email@example.com (Andy Johnson) (2007-04-23)|
|Re: Java compiler courses firstname.lastname@example.org (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2007-04-23)|
|Re: Java compiler courses DrDiettrich1@aol.com (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2007-04-23)|
|Re: Java compiler courses email@example.com (Chris Dollin) (2007-04-23)|
|Re: Java compiler courses firstname.lastname@example.org (Karsten Nyblad) (2007-04-25)|
|Re: Java compiler courses email@example.com (wooks) (2007-04-25)|
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|From:||Russell Shaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||23 Apr 2007 07:48:35 -0400|
> Why do they exist.
> Why would anybody want to teach a compiler course in Java when it
> seems that there are more and better resources (books, tools)
> supporting a compilers course based on C (aside from the obvious -
> students are taught Java and not C).
> Why would anybody want to write a compiler in Java (unless it's the
> only language they know).
Because C is too hard for teachers brought up on VB, and they usually
don't have the experience to write decent code in it.
And anyway, that would be giving the students something actually
useful and efficient in the real world and we couldn't have that
happening now could we? ;)
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