From Issue #133May 2005
Tom Tromey reported herein 2005...April 6th
"Writing the Driver
Currently GCC requires your front end to be visible at build time—there is no way to write a front end that is built separately and linked against an installed GCC. "
Has that situation change or is it still so that if I even change one variable declaration in a new frontend source , that the WHOLE (if only core) gcc would need to be rebuilt from sources?
Any idea of best resources for writing such a frontEnd?
For years the Perl compiler has always been "any day now".
I wonder how hard it would be make a perl front-end to GCC.
Actually since Perl 6 is to be translated into Parrot
you only need to make a Parrot front end.