Build a Complete Programming Language
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Build a Complete Programming Language

Understand the concept of how programming languages are working and build complete programming Language from scratch
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Created by Nawaf Alluqmani
Last updated 8/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • You will understand how to programming language works and you will be able to create your own.
  • They can create a complete programming language
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  • You should know one programming language at least very well

This course is all about Programming Languages how they work and the different between compiler and interpreter. We will write a basic grammar and then we'll interpret it. By the end of course student will be able to write his/her own and complete programming Language which can serves same features like other programming Languages in the market.

This course is pure computer science course. It is a beginner level for student who just start leaning about CS. Also, expert student can attend the course and any other student no matter what is his/her major can enroll. I am sure you will learn new things

Who is the target audience?
  • Computer Science Student
  • Anyone interested in programming languages
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Curriculum For This Course
39 Lectures
Theory of Grammar and Interpreter
9 Lectures 01:07:50

This lecture is nothing more than an intro to the section. The intro will show you what the section will be about.

Preview 02:07

Parse Tree

Example_1_ Generating Parse Tree

Example_2_ Generating Parse Tree

ambiguous and unambiguous
Writing the Grammar
13 Lectures 54:19

This video shows you how to install the Gold Parser. Visit this link to download it

Install Gold Parser

In this lecture you will start writing your first line of your own programming language using BNF mate language provided by Gold parser

Preview 05:50

After this lecture you will be able to write the grammar for Expressions and how is it describe in most programming languages.

Preview 07:09

The if statement here will be like most programming language but instead of else if I put elif

If Statement

While and for loop

In this lecture I will define some of the known data types 

Data Types

Today lecture I'll do method declaration with single parameter and multi-parameter.

Method(Function) Declaration

After declaring function we need to call them when ever we need them. So, today I try to show how to call them. 

Function Call

In this lecture I will show you how to write the grammar of the Array, but I will not do the implementation of it because it takes ages to do it. So, try it yourself.


Input function is our second build in function in our language which reads the input from the user. In this section we'll write only the grammar the implementation will be in the next section.


This tour it will be useful for you guys because I will show you how to download grammars of any existing programming language and you can see their syntax. 

A tour in Gold parser website

This is nothing more than a summary of the section. I'll discuss with you what we have done in the section.

A Summary of the Section

in this assignment try to write the syntax of the do while.
Writing the Grammar of do while
1 question
Interpreter Implementation
17 Lectures 01:55:56

this you can visit to download the python shell. If you not familiar with it you feel free to use java , c# ,c++ or any other.

Introduction and Install Python

Recognize print keyword

After teaching the lexer how to recognize the print in this lecture I'll parse the print statement and show the result on screen.

Parse print

Here I will show to run python file in many different way and how you can debug it using Visual Studio.  

How to run python file

First w should make the lexer distinguish between the number and expression. So, if the lexer sees just number it will return number. On other hand if it sees number followed by +,-,*,or / it will return expression. 

Recognizing the Number & Expression

Parsing Number & Expression

In order to evaluate expression we need to use stack to push tokens into it and then pop them and parse each tokens, but this process takes ages to do. So, we will use a build in function in python we'll pass it the expression and it evaluate it and return the result. 

Evaluate Expression

We said that variable starts with ($) then name of the variable. This how we can recognize them.

Recognizing Variable

We will store the value of the variable in symbol table. what is symbol table? symbol table is connect to lexer and parser. We store the value in it and when ever the variable's value needed we can retrieve the value.

Storing Variable

Retrieving Variable's value

Assigning Variable to another

Implementing input

Recognizing if statement

Parsing if statement

To implement greater and less than we need to add any number or variable we see before adding greater or less than. How? we will sit a flag when ever lexer sees a number the flag will be 1. Next step is add the number before check if the next token is > or <. Then add the operator. 

Implementing Greater and Less than

Else statement

Completing the Language & Summary
About the Instructor
Nawaf Alluqmani
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I am computer Science student. I am interesting in programming languages and how they work. Also, I'm interested in compiler and interpreter. I am a fun of java and python and I love to connect all my project to database because I'm good in SQL. My dream is to build a new programming language serves different feature.