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Software developer and science fiction fan.


Dec
29
reviewed Approve Working at home for a Junior Developer
Dec
28
comment Is every language written in C?
@DavidWallace We've been through this already. "Every language" is newbie-speak for "every implementation of a language". "Languages" are specs, which may be implemented as a compiler/interpreter/etc (though it's typical of novices to conflate the two; almost everyone of us made this mistake at least once). With this in mind, it's clear the OP is asking whether every implementation is written in C. Feel free to edit the question if you feel it would make it clearer, you have enough rep. Other than that, suit yourself: downvote, don't downvote, whatever.
Dec
28
comment Is every language written in C?
@DavidWallace "Every" means "every", what's ambiguous about that?
Dec
28
comment Is every language written in C?
@DavidWallace The question is also interesting because it both has a clear answer (see accepted answer, which is great), and is also a question likely to be asked by many newbies.
Dec
28
comment Is every language written in C?
@DavidWallace Uh, it's self-evident what it means to write a language X in another language Y: it means writing X's compiler/interpreter/whatnot using Y. The answer in this case is "no, not every compiler/interpreter is written in C", but that's no reason to downvote. So you're allowed to VTC, and I'm allowed to vote against it. I'm also free to tell people whatever I want to tell them; my opinion is not binding after all. Please don't tell me what I can or cannot do.
Dec
23
reviewed Approve How to use multiple programming languages together in the same program?
Dec
23
reviewed Reviewed Bottleneck performance in ECS
Dec
23
reviewed Approve The better way to ask for input?
Dec
22
comment Is every language written in C?
@Neil I get that you meant "compiler". But the distinction is important because the person asking the question is evidently a novice, likely to be confused by this.
Dec
22
comment Is every language written in C?
Downvoters: this is a pretty reasonable question with a clear answer. That the answer is "no" is no reason to downvote. Instead, consider answering and explaining.
Dec
22
comment Is every language written in C?
@Neil It's not really that pedantic. It's accurate: a language is a spec. It may be implemented as a compiler, as an interpreter, a hybrid, etc. You can write a compiler for a language, but the compiler is not the language. I guess the issue gets confusing because there are languages for which there is no spec written anywhere except for its reference implementation. But even in those cases, I'd argue the language (i.e. the ideal the author had in his/her mind) is different from the implementation/compiler/interpreter/etc.
Dec
22
reviewed Edit When should we work on GC optimization?
Dec
22
revised When should we work on GC optimization?
retag + title
Dec
18
comment How to define “or” logically
@sapi True, but I prefer to work with languages with sane boolean operators (aka "the actual boolean operators")
Dec
12
comment Why use arg type `class Object` instead of `Comparable[]`?
Nitpick: yo do not need to explicitly cast an object to Object in order to use methods of class Object.
Dec
10
reviewed No Action Needed Is it possible to have a keyed dictionary stored on disk?
Dec
10
reviewed Edit Is there ever a reason to use an array when lists are available?
Dec
10
revised Is there ever a reason to use an array when lists are available?
Copy edited.
Dec
10
reviewed No Action Needed Matrices calculations on partial shape matching
Dec
10
reviewed Approve Should I use ASP .resx resources if the website is available in a single language?