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Discussion on: ELI5: Why self-host a compiler?

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Ben Lovy Author

Isn't it better to use the language the creators of the language use

I think this true to a point - Michael brought up a good point that it does depend on the purpose of that language. You skew very very low level, though, and I imagine in that domain this does hold true.

ported really easy to arbitrary OS within one or two days

This is very cool. I'm going to have to spend more time looking at this.

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Well, I am not a big fan of the specialized languages. The same effort for learning, but much narrower niche. ;)