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I think it is fair to say that our definition of compilers and even languages is different.

I think we also disagree about the point of definitions. I think they're to make communication clearer. Not to motivate people to do something. I think there are better ways of doing that than to obfuscate definitions, which generally have well understood industry and academic meaning.

But I think these are things we'll just have to agree to disagree about... I just hope your definition of "agree" and "disagree" are the same as mine. :-)

He's just going with the academic meanings, where e.g. `regular expressions' describe `regular languages'.

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