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- Subject: Re: Building a Programming Lamguage
- From: Frank Mitchell <frank_mitchell_us@...>
- Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 20:48:19 +0000 (UTC)
On Tue, Mar 14, 2023, 11:18 Norman Ramsey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I also highly recommend craftinginterpreters.com, although there is a
> bit too much Java for my personal tastes.
Thank you. Coincidentally I ordered this book from Barnes & Noble and it arrived yesterday. I'll move it up the queue (after "Go for Java Programmers" and maybe the Rust book.)
On Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 10:45:37 AM CDT, Jonathan Goble <email@example.com> wrote:
> I agree that the use of Java is not great and I'd prefer that the first section be in a different language,
> but it's useful for learning basic fundamentals before you dive into the meatier C section.
As it happens the first language I got paid money to write was C, and the most recent one was Java. (Lua is just for fun / education.) Hopefully I can concentrate on the underlying techniques rather than the quirks of the two languages. The Lua upvalue example will prove useful, too; the language I've half-designed in my head uses lexical scoping and closures extensively.