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Re: A FrontEnd in C++?
On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 05:46:18PM +1000, Fergus Henderson wrote:
> On 17-Aug-2002, khalid aggag <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I am currently developing a new Frontend for an educational language for
> > GCC. I have the language's lexical analysis and parsing modules in C++. Is
> > it possible to develop a frontend for gcc written completely in C++?
> Yes, it is possible.
> People have written frontends for gcc in languages other than C before.
> For example, the Ada front-end is written in Ada, and the Mercury
> front-end is written in Mercury.
Based on the number of problems we have encountered with the Ada front
end compared to the others, I think that as a matter of project policy
writing front ends in any language other than C should be discouraged.