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Re: You missed my later work

From: Matt Wette
Subject: Re: You missed my later work
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:51:03 -0700

> On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:55 AM, Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> wrote:
> [cc: Matt, author of Nyacc]
>> Well now you could have told them we already had the forth
>> but none of the people in the forth community bothered to build upon it
> You created a fully bootstrappable LISP and FORTH, wow!
> That would make my answer easier; I started with Scheme/Lisp because
> you have to start somewhere, and I like that better.
>> For example break up the C compiler problem into pieces, for example
>> have a seperate C preprocessor, a single file C compiler that only
>> produces assembly and just leverage the already existing assembly
>> infrastructure I already made.
> That could open up new possibilities.  However, there are so many
> choices, is this going to help us get forward right now?
>> I honestly feel that is absolutely something that has to be done.
>> However, you'll have to constrain yourself to what language features in
>> C that you use to make the path from what I have completed to what is
>> required possible.
>> Some questions I have are as follows:
>> 1) Could the C preprocessor componet of Nyacc be isolated and simplified
>> enough to run on stage0's lisp interpreter and solve the C preprocessor
>> question?
> @Matt: would separating the cpp part from Nyacc be feasible?  Do you
> also think that's helpful?

Not sure what you are asking.  Do you want a standalone CPP or a CPP-less C 

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