[Edinburgh-pm] Thursday!

Chris Yocum cyocum at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 07:55:38 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 03:49:14PM +0100, Murray wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 03:22:59PM +0100, Miles Gould wrote:
> > On 27/06/12 11:56, Chris Yocum wrote:
> > >>I'll be there, and I look forward to the compiler-writing chat. :-)
> > >
> > >So am I as I am kind of writing a grammar to turn into a compiler (at
> > >some point, blah blah)
> > 
> > Did I mention that the front end is the easy bit? :-)

No, but given the fact that I am getting pretty far pretty fast gives
one a clue as to where the hard parts are.  If I can do it, it has to
be easy.

> All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
> right?
> Have you considered writing a game, that in turn lets game-players write the
> compiler?
> http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/09/18/computer-gamers-solve-problem-in-aids-research-that-puzzled-scientists-for-years/

Heheh. Just get the "cloud" to do it: http://xkcd.com/1060/


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