DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.
Played many games.
Have this idea for a generic compiler, I just describe what the Java language is like, and the generic compiler decodes the input language and does magical stuff and code generation. Probably could not handle stuff like preprocessed C code.
So the analyzing of input source code will build a structure based on the input tokens and streams and such, then using normal means it will determine what is meant by it. However there is potential for there to be ambiguity, and the code reader will have a method used to sort out any ambiguity before it is passed to the compiler. One ambiguity that can be thought of is default, it is used to set the default value of an annotation value, used in interfaces for default methods, and used as the miss-all case in a switch.
Have this idea for a hex editor that is able to show certain binary formats and calculate stuff, could be useful for debugging and general messing around with whatever is supported.
Using regular expressions for tokens is going to be slow, however it gets it done easier.
And the regular expression for floating point values is quite complex.