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Heron-Centric: Ruminations of a Language Designer
Heron.NET or JHeron?
by Christopher Diggins
December 10, 2004
I am looking at rebuilding the Heron compiler in C++. I am surveying which platform developers would most like to see targeted whether it is native code, java virtual machines, .net, or other.


I currently have a Heron to C++ compiler written in Delphi. It was developed in a hackneyed fashion, and was started when I had no clue what I was doing. Now that I know a thing or two about compilers, I am likely going to rewrite the whole mess in C++. I am also considering the possibility targeting either the .NET platform or the Java Virtual Machine the next time around. I would like to hear whether targeting any particular platform would help increase the interest in Heron

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Christopher Diggins is a software developer and freelance writer. Christopher loves programming, but is eternally frustrated by the shortcomings of modern programming languages. As would any reasonable person in his shoes, he decided to quit his day job to write his own ( ). Christopher is the co-author of the C++ Cookbook from O'Reilly. Christopher can be reached through his home page at

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