Archive for June, 2009

Why not 2 stacks?

I was googling around the other day for compiler wisdom when I stumbled on a computer security “research” paper. Some one or ones were postulating some theoretical result about vulnerability to buffer overflow attacks in blah, blah, blah special case. I didn’t read it, because that’s not what I was after.
But it made me think: [...]

Things left unsaid…

In my copious spare time I’m working on a programming language called “Close.” It’s a C-like systems programming language targeted at the Parrot VM.
Now, I’m not a compiler guy. But I don’t have to be. Because Parrot comes with the Parrot Compiler Toolkit (PCT), a set of code that can render an Abstract Syntax Tree [...]