[racket] Hosting other languages on Racket

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Tue Sep 21 15:18:42 EDT 2010

On the other hand, the fact that the bytecodes are wel-documented
(both text docs, as well as a Redex model) has been a huge boon to
apps that can rely on all these front-ends to do their job, and then
port just the back-end to other platforms.

For the reasons Jay explains, I'd be hard-pressed to imagine someone
wanting to compile a reasonably standard language directly to
bytecodes.  Put differently, this is a "test case" of a language's
design, another one like its ability to express a meta-circular


On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> Jay McCarthy wrote at 09/21/2010 03:02 PM:
>> We already have hosted Javascript, Algol 60, Datalog, R5RS, and R6RS. In
>> the past, we've had version of Java in the core. We have Python and SML out
>> there from people at Utah.
> Do these all translate to Racket syntax, and then the normal Racket
> interpreter/compiler takes over?  Or does anyone generate VM bytecode
> directly?
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