Bootstrappable language

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Thu Dec 11 14:40:36 CST 2008


> > > How about FORTRAN--say FORTRAN II or USA BASIC FORTRAN?  Very small 
> > > language; very few statement types and historically correct.  Can be 
> > > (and was) implemented on just about anything.  You don't need 
> > > registers, stacks or any of that fancy stuff.  
> > 
> > Where would you find something like that?
> 
> Do you mean source code?

Yes. I did find the IBM 704 reference manual, but adaptation from source
would be even better.

The VTL-2 and Lispkit also mentioned in this thread were also thought
provoking.

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