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Questions about programs that read code in one language (source language) and translate it into an equivalent program in another language (target language).

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I think that when doing the translation, you're going to encounter two main difficulties (read: things that could require lots of work): High level languages tend to have lots of features. And even …
answered Oct 29 '15 by svick
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implementations intentionally spend less time on optimizations than they could. All compilers care about performance of the compiler itself, not just of the generated code. This is especially important for … runtime compilers (JIT compilers), where taking too long to compile slows down the application execution. But it applies to ahead-of-time compilers, like those for C++ too. For example register …
answered Mar 24 '17 by svick
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I can't wrap my head around how the compiler accomplishes this. The compiler processes the source files in multiple passes. In the first pass, it gathers information about types and their member …
answered Sep 7 '17 by svick