Pascal not considered harmful - was Re: Rich kids are into COBOL

Ali cctalk at
Fri Feb 20 16:32:04 CST 2015

> I'm not at all certain that such a skill is even marginally valuable
> today.  Who codes much in assembly, much less machine code?  C has
> firmly established itself in the once memory-constrained MCU world, so
> not even there.

Excuse my ignorance but then how is a compiler written? I always thought
that you would need to know op codes and assembler to write a compiler. I.E.
you can't write and efficient compiler by using a high level language.

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