|An unknown language with a known implementation ? firstname.lastname@example.org (2007-10-13)|
|Re: An unknown language with a known implementation ? email@example.com (Dmitry A. Kazakov) (2007-10-14)|
|Re: An unknown language with a known implementation ? DrDiettrich1@aol.com (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2007-10-14)|
|Re: An unknown language with a known implementation ? firstname.lastname@example.org (Tommy Thorn) (2007-10-19)|
|Re: An unknown language with a known implementation ? email@example.com (Joachim Durchholz) (2007-10-22)|
|From:||"Dmitry A. Kazakov" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:20:09 +0200|
|Organization:||cbb software GmbH|
|Posted-Date:||14 Oct 2007 13:04:33 EDT|
On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 05:33:09 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> Given the specification and source code of a programming language
> implementation that is, interpreter (for a virtual machine), runtime
> libraries and extensions, plus compiled programs. I'd like to learn
> about the language that this implementation was made for.
> Is this possible? Mayby someone could clarify or express the problem
> for me more clearly.. and possible solutions.
Considering the language is defined as anything accepted by the
interpreter. So you have a program (the interpreter) and input (some
source code in the mysterious language). You have to decide if the
interpreter will accept that code (= to know if the input is in the
language). This looks much like halting problem, I am afraid.
Dmitry A. Kazakov
[I think that's a good reason not to treat the intepreter as a black box. -John]
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