Tuesday, January 20, 2009


In the absence of a specification, conformance of a compiler is measured by bootstrapping it.

Not nearly good enough for what I am aiming at. So I'll need a tight language specification, and conformance testing suite.

Like every programmer, I am not really looking forward to testing.

The devil plays with my compiler and my blog: While I was writing this, I got this message from the compiler.

Fatal error: exception Runtime.RuntimeException("reduce error")

That is, a bug in the runtime of stage zero. A good reason for a conformance suit. Dealing with this tomorrow. Of to bed. (This happened while loading more than one module)

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