[FoRK] Re: l.py --- musing about lisp implementations

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Fri Feb 22 23:29:46 PST 2008

On Feb 23, 2008, at 2:16 AM, Jeff Bone wrote:

> I called this "polyglot" and intended it to be the foundation of a  
> "language lab" (if only for my own use) for experimenting with  
> different programming language concepts.  Kamin's interpreters were  
> originally presented in this book [1] and span the gamut from  
> minimal implementations of Lisp and Scheme to APL, Prolog, SASL,  
> Smalltalk, and so on... with the "minor" difference that they're all  
> presented as being faithful if minimal implementations of the  
> respective language semantics, but with s-expression syntax.  This  
> is an okay thing, as the intent is pedagogical rather than production.

[1] http://tinyurl.com/3ycm3u

Out of print, good luck.  On the whole, IMHO, the best general  
programming-languages survey-course undergrad book out there.

jb


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