Re: An unknown language with a known implementation ?

"Dmitry A. Kazakov" <mailbox@dmitry-kazakov.de>
Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:20:09 +0200

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From: "Dmitry A. Kazakov" <mailbox@dmitry-kazakov.de>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:20:09 +0200
Organization: cbb software GmbH
References: 07-10-043
Keywords: tools, comment

On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 05:33:09 -0700, marten.cassel@gmail.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.


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Regards,
Dmitry A. Kazakov
http://www.dmitry-kazakov.de
[I think that's a good reason not to treat the intepreter as a black box. -John]


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