A month or so ago, @__biancat (whose username I can’t help but read as “Bian-cat” even though it’s probably “Bianca T.”) suggested I write up some ideas for getting into compilers and programming languages.
It turns out I’m happy to expound on this, and it doesn’t need a formal CS education either. Unfortunately, pretty much all of them require some amount of free time. I’ll come back to that at the end of the post.
Two weeks ago Aurynn Shaw wrote a piece called “Contempt Culture”:
And even before I finished reading it I had a thought:
Oh, this is not the article I expected to be reading.
So here’s the article I thought I was going to read, based on the tweet. A short version, anyway.
A few weeks ago I asked people a question on Twitter:
I got many interesting responses, but one of them asked if I had any recommendations for books on compilers.
Oh gosh. Books? Books about computer science? I’m actually not very well-read: while I’ve been programming since I was a kid, I “only” have an undergraduate formal education. That means the set of books I’ve read about CS is rather haphazard. But I suppose I do have a few things that come to mind.