Maru is a symbolic expression evaluator that can compile its own implementation language into IA-32 assembly code.
eval.c - Maru evaluator written in C, need for bootstrapping
boot.l - standard libry
emit.l - compiler to IA-32 assembly code
eval.l - Maru evaulator written in Maru
~ 1750 lines of code for an evaluator/compiler with garbage collection
eval.c and eval.l are the same program implemented in different languages!
Idea: emit LLVM IR instead of IA-32 assembly, LLVM version of Maru can be used for bootstrapping Problem: don’t know LLVM IR and no idea how to compile a Lisp