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Programming Language Pragmatics by Michael Scott


I haven't read a lot of language books, but this one has good information on the various design choices one might make when building a language. Like the others listed in the comments, it's more implementation-focused than semantic design-focused.

Huh. This is the only book recommended so far that only has good Amazon reviews. I think it may be a winner. But honestly it's so hard to judge a book by its cover, or even by Amazon reviews (even though some of them seem to make really good points).

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