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2 points by Mitranim 3658 days ago | link | parent

If you mean the experience of implementing a language, what about wart and anarki? Or did you mean something else.

1 point by akkartik 3658 days ago | link

I meant implementing a language in itself.

(Also, I didn't implement anarki. That's more like a maintenance job..)


4 points by Mitranim 3658 days ago | link

Writing a self-hosted compiler feels a bit like climbing a skyscraper without a safety belt. I usually test each change by immediately having the compiler recompile itself a few times. Back when it was unstable, each time felt like a plunge from a mountaintop, with a jolt of adrenaline. I guess it still does. :D