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GeneralRe: I read that the average compiler takes 30 man-years to develop Pin
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This isn't an average compiler. For one thing it targets (multiple) other high level languages instead of machine code.

That's rather the point of it in fact. It's a language you can use to write in that is "language independent" at least in terms of .NET languages. If I write code in this it is C# code. It is VB code. It is F# code. Etc.

So what it's used for is when

A) I need to easily make some code generation stuff for end developers who may be using any .NET language.

B) I need things like my parser generators to be able to accept code in their grammars without that tying the generated parsers to a particular programming language.

B is where I really intend to get the most upfront mileage from it, but A may end up overtaking that in long haul.

It's also fun to develop, and I may even add an Eval() function to do true dynamic (compilationless) evaluation of code in .NET (right now all of .NET's dynamism works through background compilation). I'm already doing 80% of the work that goes into that.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.

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GeneralI've probably set the record for the amount of code I've written that nobody will use. Pin
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