Generative and Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering IV

  title={Generative and Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering IV},
  author={Juris Hartmanis and Takeo Kanade},
  booktitle={Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
This is the true story of the development of a PL/I compiler for Microsoft’s .NET platform. This compiler uses a front-end originally designed for legacy modernization purposes. It was developed without any influence on the language design that was thus imposed upon the development team. It targets a virtual machine with an architecture totally different from the one PL/1 was designed for. The impact of these factors on the the development and architecture are discussed. More pragmatic concerns… CONTINUE READING
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