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Re: GCC in C++ branch created
- From: Bud Davis <bdavis9659 at sbcglobal dot net>
- To: fortran at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 17:12:04 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: GCC in C++ branch created
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> I have to confess to this nagging temptation to rewrite the gfortran
> frontend in F95.... :)
There is something intrinsically appealing about writing a compiler in it's own language. The ada
folks seem to have pulled this off; at the cost of adding a lot of restrictions on bootstrapping.
On a higher level, it is a test of the expressiveness and depth of the language to be used to
implement itself...is F95 up to the job. ( i think, yes).
Just random mutterings...Paul, i think it would be a cool thing to do; but a lot of effort..well
worth some day-dreaming on, however.