Building Your Own Programming Language

Building Your Own Programming Language

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3 hours, 9 minutes CC

Learn the essential parts of programming language design! Through creating a new programming language, you’ll learn how to break down a program into its necessary elements: first into tokens through lexical analysis, and then into a traversable abstract syntax tree composed of those tokens. You’ll also write an interpreter, and learn how to transpile your language to JavaScript to make it runnable.

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Published: October 8, 2019
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Table of Contents


Parsing: Lexical Analysis

Parsing: Syntactic Analysis


Traversing and Transforming the AST

Language Features

Wrapping Up