How To Start Writing Compilers Without A Ph.D

A session at Revision 2013

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Saturday 30th March, 2013

11:00am to 12:00pm (CET)

Writing compilers is fun, useful, and not as hard as you think. In this talk we'll take a simple, pragmatic approach to writing compilers. In one hour we'll go from zero to a C-like language, with support for complex expressions, if/else conditionals, loops, variables and function definitions - running on a virtual machine we wrote ourselves. We'll implement in Lua and use PEGs to do the dirty work. Example source code included.

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Revision 2013

Germany Germany, Sarrebruck

29th March to 1st April 2013

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CET

Date Sat 30th March 2013



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