Compiler implementation language preference ?

Michael Justice <nullcompiler@gmail.com>
Tue, 22 May 2018 04:58:14 -0400

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From: Michael Justice <nullcompiler@gmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 04:58:14 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
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Posted-Date: 22 May 2018 13:39:05 EDT

Is there any preference to writing a compiler in say c instead of say
java, fortran, basic etc? I ask cause i see many of the projects using
either c or c++ instead of other programming languages.


Sincerely,


nullCompiler
[Mostly people use what they're used to, or in languages that are easy
to bootstrap on the machines they want to use. IBM's Fortran H
compiler was famously written in itself, but I wouldn't write a new
compiler in Fortran because it doesn't have great data structuring or
dynamic storage management. (Yes, I know that Fortran 2008 is a lot
different from Fortran 66.) -John]



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