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#1 techiefreak05

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 05:27 AM

can anyone point me in the right direction to create a programming language.. i just wanna try it.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 12:47 PM

The first place you need to start is with a compiler.  I'm not sure why you want to do this, but that's where you need to start.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 09:33 AM

Ya, make sure to read on types of programming langauges (procedural, functional, object-oriented, etc), BNF or Extended Backus-Naur Form (EBNF) notation, grammar tree, ambigious grammar/operator precedence, parsing, syntax, semantic, lexical analysis, code optimization, linking/loading, etc, if you planned to compiled language.  :P

PHP was written in C I believe and its syntax are borrowed from languages like Java, C, and C++.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:37 PM

Get & read "The Art of Computer Programming, volume 1" by Donald Knuth.

These books, although first written in the late 1960's/early 1970's are still considered to be one of the cornerstones of Computer Science.

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