This is a 5-part tutorial on how to implement a programming language. It is intended for people with some programming experience, who want to know how their compiler, interpreter or virtual machine works. Hint: it's not magic.
There are many articles (even books!) on this topic. I'm writing mine with two purposes in mind:
Note: this tutorial is obsolete. You might want to take a look at the second edition: Your Very Own BASIC Interpreter.
Alex Bolboacă has been kind enough to review parts of the tutorial.
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