re: 5 Powerful Programming Languages to Stretch Your Brain VIEW POST

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To stretch the brain more - I would advise to write your own compiler or language.
Yes, this is a big job!
One of my IT professors, who is already 70 loves to do that during his summer holidays.
At summer he goes for a 1-month rafting trip, takes his laptop and writes a new compiler! πŸ‘΄πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

 

It's in my todo list, hopefully not the bucket list πŸ˜‚

 

That’s great, wish you to succeed!😊
Do you already have the ideas on your language?

Not really but I'm sure it will come to mind one day. I have written parsers, lexers and interpreted DSLs (Domain Specific Languages), but never really needed to go one step further and create the actual compiler. Even if I find the time and stamina to try it, it will serve no other purpose, apart from making me feel more competent about my skills.

All of this is based on the assumption that I emerge successful from this endeavor. There's always a chance of everything ending in disaster with me crying myself to sleep surrounded by wild hordes of bugs which have found their new spawning ground, my brand new co-called compiler. 😊

You have a really wide experience!
You are right. Usually such experiments with compilers is something that happens in academic environment. Actually, I worked on my DSL being a post graduate and there is no guarantee it will see the real world one day.
But, anyway it always makes me feel proud of my self! 😊

 

That's a project I'd like to complete this year actually!

 

That’s cool!
I had some experience in developing a programming language, but that was the DSL (Domain Specific Language).
Share with us your progress, very interesting to know.

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