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

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"Eating your own dogfood" was mentioned and I think that's certainly part of it.

But I think it's more about "street cred"- why would you use someone's toy language when they use something else? Being self-hosting is a right of passage.

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Ben Lovy Author

street cred

I guess the better question was "why does anybody do anything" ;)