The F#.NET Journal just published an article about compiler writing:
"The .NET platform represents a radical departure from the previous generation of native-code compiled languages. Whereas languages such as C++ and Fortran have distinct compilation and execution phases, the .NET platform deliberately blurs this distinction with run-time compilation of a distributable platform-independent Common Intermediate Language (CIL). This article examines the use of run-time code generation from F# using the System.Reflection.Emit namespace to implement a compiler for a simple bytecode language..."
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Background reading on the reference counting vs tracing garbage collection debate - Eight years ago I answered a question on Stack Overflow about the suitability of OCaml and Haskell for soft real-time work like visualization: "*for real-ti...
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