[Oberon] any ideas remarks about compiler construction for TinyGo?

Frans-Pieter Vonck fp at vonck.nl
Tue Feb 19 10:38:30 CET 2019


I'm,on the side, following the process of the construction of a compiler 
for Golang for microcontrollers, Tinygo.
They use the LLVM compiler toolchain. My question is, is this the right 
way to create a new language.

Being inspire  by this talk of Robert Greisemer
where he shows the resemblance (heritage) of Go with Oberon, I wondered 
if LLVM is the right way to do it.

Griesemer is educated at  ETHZ, see for instance his research work.

So I think using the compiler construction principles of Oberon would be 
a better a way.
Especially when you consider that LLVM is not a "one man system" but a 
"conference" - system
https://llvm.org/devmtg/2019-04/ that keeps a lot of good minds occupied 

What are your thoughts?

Frans-Pieter Vonck

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