8.3. Conclusion

Anyway, that's my arm-waving guess as to how we've been able to keep things simple. We started with something simple and let it evolve naturally, without trying to force it into some traditional mold.

We're going to press on with this. I've given you a list of the areas we'll be covering in future installments. With those installments, you should be able to build complete, working compilers for just about any occasion, and build them simply. If you really want to build production-quality compilers, you'll be able to do that, too.

For those of you who are chafing at the bit for more parser code, I apologize for this digression. I just thought you'd like to have things put into perspective a bit. Next time, we'll get back to the mainstream of the tutorial.

So far, we've only looked at pieces of compilers, and while we have many of the makings of a complete language, we haven't talked about how to put it all together. That will be the subject of our next two installments. Then we'll press on into the new subjects I listed at the beginning of this installment.

See you then.