[plt-scheme] OT- why are compilers not written in scheme?

From: Paulo J. Matos (pocmatos at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jan 5 06:38:04 EST 2010

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Noel Welsh <noelwelsh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Historical baggage. Functional languages are excellent for writing compilers.

This is emphasized by the fact that the machine description files in
GCC have a lispy syntax. :-)

I don't have the quote at hand but this reminds be of the quotes that
states that when implementing any sufficiently complex system one ends
up implementing part of Lisp.

Paulo Jorge Matos - pocmatos at gmail.com

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