Writing a compiler

andresj <andresjriofrio@gmail.com>
Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:20:27 -0700 (PDT)

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From: andresj <andresjriofrio@gmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:20:27 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: design, question
Posted-Date: 22 Oct 2008 18:05:10 EDT

Hello, I am designing a programming language that will run natively.
That is to say, it will run like C, without a need of an interpreter
nor a standard library (well, there will be, but I want to be able to
write an operating system, too.)

The language parsing (converting a=b into <assignment><variable
name="a"/><variable name="b"/></assignment>---which is not necessarily
correct, anyways) I will skip for now; I will write directly in XML
and use a XML parser to get a tree of my program.

* I need help in finding an appropiate way of structuring my XML. Any

The next part is where I need more help in: how to convert this tree
into assembly language.

* Is there any documentation on this part of writing a compiler?

This compiler will not need to be fast (might be written in Python or
Ruby or Java---although I don't like Java that much---, instead of C
or C++, which is counterintuitive for me); I will write a new compiler
in the language I am creating (kind of what was done for C.)

Thanks for your help. :)

* Any other articles/ideas on writing compilers or designing
programming languages are welcome. :)

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