Questions tagged [bootstrapping]

For questions about bootstrapping, the process of starting a system or program with minimal resources and gradually building it up to a more complete and functional state. It involves using a small, self-contained initial version of a system or tool to develop or compile subsequent versions with additional features or capabilities.

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Why do many language implementations not provide an option to bootstrap from another language?

In the context of bootstrapping quite a few languages are fully self hosted. Becoming self hosting is often treated as a significant milestone in the development of a programming language. Once you ...
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Is it possible to bootstrap an interpreted language?

Is it possible to bootstrap an interpreted language? Bootstrapping, broadly, refers to writing a programming language in that same programming language. This is obviously possible for compiled ...
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