Writing Leaf is a fascinating journey through the world of language design and compiler construction. Working on the fine details of a modern compiler gives one a strong appreciation for how languages actually work. Hopefully I can share my fascination with you in these articles about compilers.
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What a Compiler Does
This is a series of articles I’m writing to provide a friendly introduction to how compilers work.
- The basics of symbol resolution
- Introduction to type conversion
- The secret world of internal types
- Parsing source code
- Compiling generics and templates
These are other articles I’ve written which include a detailed look at some aspect of the compiler.
If there’s a particular topic you’d like me to write about then just let me know.