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Show HN: Synesthesia – Optimizing brainfuck compiler implemented as Nim macros (github.com)
33 points by jeff_ciesielski 10 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments





I'm playing a lot with VM, interpreters, JIT and recently compilers in Nim.

Here is a JIT brainfuck VM: https://github.com/mratsim/jitterland

Nim macros are extremely useful for assemblers and emulators as contrary to many codebases which needs to use an intermediate code generation step via text files [1][2][3] you can directly use them with type checking and all Nim facilities while keeping an easy to read syntax: https://github.com/numforge/laser/blob/e898f027/laser/photon...

[1]: Xbyak - https://github.com/herumi/xbyak/blob/v5.751/gen/gen_avx512.c...

[2]: NNPack + PeachPy - https://github.com/Maratyszcza/NNPACK/blob/af40ea7d/src/x86_...

[3]: Apache Milagro Crypto - https://github.com/apache/incubator-milagro-crypto/blob/d43a...



Similar implementation in JavaScript: http://www.iwriteiam.nl/Ha_bf_online.html



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