Re: VC++ Compiler idioms manifest
From: Don Burn (burn_at_stopspam.acm.org)
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 06:47:51 -0400
Sorry, the ten year tail is incorrect. The 4 proposals for ADA were
reviewed in 1978, I can't remember when the first revision of the language
definition was, but it was roughly 1-2 years later. There were at least 2
different compliant ADA compilers by 1984.
The language has changed since then, but it never took 10 years.
-- Don Burn (MVP, Windows DDK) Windows 2k/XP/2k3 Filesystem and Driver Consulting Remove StopSpam from the email to reply "David J. Craig" <SeniorDriversWriter@shogunyoshimuni.com.net> wrote in message news:O3sZWtYlEHA.536@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... > No, C++ is easy compare to Ada. A full compliant Ada compiler took over ten > years before one was written that implemented all features. It has almost > every feature from every language ever used before. I heard one vendor call > it "a compiler writer's nightmare". > > "Arnaud Debaene" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:eeKXqdYlEHA.firstname.lastname@example.org... > > Jacky Luk wrote: > >> as I want to build a VC++ alike compiler for my > >> own use > > > > Honestly, this is almost impossible for one single person, especially if > > you don't have experience in compiler writing. You should begin with > > something simplier that C++ (possibly the most complicated language, from > > the compiler writer perspective). > > > > Arnaud > > MVP - VC > > > > > >