jonas at zeus.rug.ac.be
Tue Aug 20 22:10:11 CEST 2002
On dinsdag, augustus 20, 2002, at 09:44 , Peter H.M. Brooks wrote:
>>> Why should either back end add limitations?
>> Because e.g. Java doesn't know the concept of pointers, so you can't
>> compile anything that uses pointers.
> True, so code that is produced to run on the interpreter can't use
> them, but
> that doesn't mean that it can't interact with code that does.
Indeed, but the backend that creates such code will have the limitation:
it simply cannot generate byte code that does such things, so the
frontend would also have to reject it in that case.
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