How To Make A True Coding Language: Part 1
CSharpIsGud (931)

Im making this tutorial series because almost every language i've seen posted to repl talk doesn't use parsing algorithms and I think it would be nice to see some that do. There are a couple flavors of these languages, typically they come in 2 forms
1) They use string splitting and regular expressions

Technically you can call this "parsing" or a language of some sort.
But you will very quickly discover you run into syntax limitations like having to have a separator for a lot of things.
set:var,Hello World;print:var

2) They do nothing at all but define some classes or variables

I don't know how people get away with this and then tell you to calm down when someone calmly separates what it is from what it isn't. Even when put in the best possible words as to not directly attack the repl itself.

Which is why I have decided to create a tutorial on making a programming language in hopes people start making ones that don't have the above flaws.

This tutorial is going to go bottom to top using no dependencies at all and will show creation of a lexer all the way up to the hand made recursive-descent parser!

The Lexer (or scanner, tokenizer, whatever you wish to call it)

Located in

The other components will get their own files as they are created.


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JordanDixon1 (175)

@BobNeo @CSharpIsGud @CodeSalvageON Listen, heated discussions are not the reason was made. It was meant for making and sharing projects. It was meant for people that don't want to install the programming language on their computer that may be around 200mb! Also, I do believe CONSTRUCTIVE criticism is good, however, the keyword is constructive. You don't need to create a post about how someone else's post is invalid and wrong. You can simply comment on their post suggesting the name be changed to something different. @LoganSpong s module is actually really good, and although he may have the description wrong, it can still be really helpful for developers. I am working with him on making his module on pypi and I hope to see it on there soon. Anyway, I don't mean to point fingers, harass, or anything like that. I am simply trying to put an end to this heated discussion.