About this video

How do programming languages work under the hood? What’s the difference between compiler and interpreter? What is a virtual machine and JIT-compiler? And what about the difference between functional and imperative programming?

There are so many questions when it comes to implementing a programming language!

In this course, we will learn about compilers and AST interpreters and virtual machines. We will further explore basic expressions and variables in interpreters and learn about variables and environments. We will also explore built-in and native functions, user-defined functions, and call stack and recursive calls. Lastly, we will learn about OOP, class inheritance, and code isolation.

By the end of the course, we will implement a full AST interpreter for our programming language.

Publication date:
April 2021
Publisher
Packt
Duration
3 hours 0 minutes
ISBN
9781801071338

About the Author

  • Dmitry Soshnikov

    Dmitry Soshnikov is a software engineer and a lecturer on different computer science topics. He is passionate about education and focuses on high-quality educational content: concise and straight-to-the-point animated lectures with live-editing notes.

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