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Re: RFC: Creating a live, all-encompassing architectural document for GCC
On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 19:34 +0200, Basile STARYNKEVITCH wrote:
> Diego Novillo wrote:
> I am more thinking loud than actually believing that it would be a good
> idea to switch to literate programming; I have mixed feelings towards
> this approach, which has been extensively used in the C-- compiler
> http://cminusminus.org/ . My personal (biased) view is that
> sophisticated compiler technology should be coded in higher level
> languages than C, C++ or Java
Felix uses literate programming and a high level language (Ocaml).
Switching gcc to high level language will have more benefits and
be easier than using LP.
I like LP, but it is monolithic and invasive, and needs its
own tools (syntax colouring .. all gone :)
John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net