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Wicked • Edited on

Currently I've been building my own language (not for usage just to learn stuff) and have found it so interesting. For example the idea of a 'bootstrapped compiler' is super interesting. It's a compiler that is compiled by another compiler that you've built. This way you could build a compiler in the language you want to make the compiler for once you've got a minimal version of it. (Here's a pretty cool video on the subject: youtu.be/lJf2i87jgFA along with this video that pretty much describes how we ended up/ got to modern compilers youtu.be/nQkW6sOvOz4)

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Ben Halpern Author

Cool!

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Jérémie Astor

Currently I've been building my own language

Can you provide a link, a didn't find it on your github.

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Wicked • Edited on

This is the main programming language book that I've been following: github.com/prologic/monkey-lang

I've also been trying to emulate SimpleC course from this university which is more of a standard compiler backed by LLVM. Both of my projects are currently in a big private monorepo.

SimpleC university course: github.com/cop3402fall19/syllabus/
(There is also a set of lecture videos that are available on YouTube too)

  • I may make my own SimpleC compiler and monkey Lang interpreter open source at some point but they are bit tightly coupled to the other stuff in my monorepo atm!
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Jérémie Astor

OK. thank you.