God Damn, Compilers is Hard.

   26 February 2004, the wee hours

I don’t know if hard is the right word, but compilers is definitely not easy. CS 444 is slowly consuming more and more of my time. The worse part is that it seems like I have so little to show for all my effort. Thankfully Patrick, who joined Kumar and I, seems to be infinitely more productive then the both of us.

What’s new with our compiler? Well the one that is working right now is the new and improved error handling. (We use the Burke-Fisher algorithm to catch errors.) You can also perform some very basic analysis of the program.

We have so much left to do it seems. The next few days should be long.



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