Making deployment easier
Mon, 12 May 97 00:09:43 UT
>> I totally like this idea of a compiler construction kit! We can make it
Wizard-based, so anybody with a general idea of the domain can whip up a UVM
Yeah.. perhaps the main screen being something like a BNF definition - with
property sheets to define the mapping from the BNF to a program model.. and
wizards can help construct common bits - like function definitions etc. Then
all that will be left will be the writing of the inline bits in the UVM's
instruction set - even provide an editor (and tree to select the OT commands).
Making it *this* easy to produce compilers and edit languages could be
dangerous however. We will have 20 million versions of C++. Perhaps if we
thought more about the "translation" thing, and made this a feature, it
wouldn't be such a big deal - any non-standard languages could just be
translated to the standard language.
Oh well.. a lot to think about with all this.