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Re: [DotGNU]Introduction

From: Adam Treat
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Introduction
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 09:13:40 -0500
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On Sunday 15 December 2002 02:01 pm, Matt Hanselman wrote:
> Hi all -
> I'm interested in starting work on something related to DotGNU.
> My preference is something language-related; something along the lines of
> a compiler/debugger would be the best, while things like the SEE and
> language plugins also look interesting.

I know an absolute *ton* of people have been asking for Ruby and Python 
compilers targetting .NET, but I don't think anyone has stepped up to the 
plate yet!  You'll want to look at treecc and ask Rhys/Gopal howto go about 
writing a plugin for different languages in cscc.  Can't wait to see Ruby and 
Python compilers ... ;)

> I actually have almost no experience in .NET.  However I did work at DEC
> (about a year before Compaq bought them) working on the C and C++
> compilers.  My projects there included mega-optimization of printf() and
> also rewriting the debugging symbol table generation codepath.  That work
> was all in C.  Since then I've done mostly Java coding -- writing a custom
> application server & markup language (started in the days when BEA,
> Struts, etc, were too immature to use for real), along with all the
> supporting tools for that.  FWIW Linux is my development platform of
> choice, which I've been using since the pre-1.0 kernel days.  And while I
> haven't used .NET before, I have used VC++ 6.0 for a few projects.
> Does this sound at all interesting?  If so, tell me where to start poking
> around, what things to start looking to get more familiar with the code,
> etc.  Or if you want more info, just ask away.  :)
> Thanks
> - Matt
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