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Discussion on: Writing a Simple Programming Language from Scratch - Part 1

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Harvey Thompson

I look forward to part 2!

As for the job market, I'm not sure that there's a huge specific market for R&D jobs in building compilers. I could be wrong. My actual expertise is fairly varied, but in the past 15 years has been in games development. Know how to build interpreters and compilers is usually indirectly useful; you get to ramp up a little quick when using new languages or compilers. Usually there are occasional opportunities in many companies to apply the techniques or even build languages (eg. integrate Lua or Lisp into a game). Such knowledge rounds out a decent resume.