Re: Compiler implementation language preference ?

Richard <portempa@aon.at>
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 15:06:29 +0100

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From: Richard <portempa@aon.at>
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On 09.11.18 23:29, rockbrentwood@gmail.com wrote:


> A test of whether the language, itself, is worth using -- assuming it is a
> general purpose language -- is whether you'd be willing to write the compiler,
> itself, in it!


This does not prove anything about applicability of the language for
anything other than writing a similar compiler.


Richard
[Good point. Compilers use a variety of data structures and recursive algorithms
so if you can write a compiler, it's likely an adequate systems language. On
the other hand, IBM Fortran H was written in itself which only made sense because
the alternative was assembler. -John]


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