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Re: Translation for extension is a bad idea
> From: email@example.com (Carl R. Witty)
> There are several systems which compile to C as a "portable assembly
> language", but they use C as a very low-level language (for instance,
> the cases I'm aware of subvert all of C's typechecking). There's
> actually a promising effort underway to create a new "portable
> assembly language" language, C--.
Exceot that one of the principle players (Simon Peyton-Jones) now works for
Microsoft, which makes me less optimistic as to the "portable" part of
"portable assembly language". It's a very cool idea, though, so I hope I'm
wrong. See http://www.cminusminus.org/ for more on C--.