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From: John Max Skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: compilation of lablgl examples.
Pierre Weis wrote:

> May be it is my understanding of English which is bad, not your way to
> write it :(

	I tend to write abbreviated idiomatic script flavoured by
my native language (Strine :-)
 
> >       For example, something like this happens:
> > the type of a function declaration in the Abstract Syntax Tree is:
> >
> >   | AST_function of id_t * parameter_t list * typecode_t * statement_t
> > list
> >
> > which is converted to:

[]

> > which is converted to:
> >
> >   | BBDCL_function of   bparameter_t list * btypecode_t * int list *
> > bexe_t list * name_map_t
> 
> This is very often considered good practice. However, I agree with you
> that is can be heavy to code. 

	Static typing today is not strong enough to express the actual
typing, so there is always some compromise/balance between static and
dynamic checking. I find it is difficult to engineer a good balance.
Ideally, I could change that balance easily, however it is even harder
to 'meta-engineer' code so that it is easy to change.

> Sometimes you can use polymorphism to
> help for instance defining
> 
> | Function of 'parameter list * typecode_t * 'b
> 
> could be used to modelize both
> | DCL_function of   parameter_t list * typecode_t * asm_t list
> | BDCL_function of   bparameter_t list * btypecode_t * int list *
>  exe_t list * name_map_t

	I'm not sure how: these two declarations are for variant 
components of _distinct_ types.

[Try using variants .. ]
 
> You should try on a small example, not on a huge optimizing compiler
> for a full fledged language!

	Thats a good idea .. although I must say that Felix is not (yet)
a 'huge' or  'optimising' compiler :-)

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