Hi,<br><br>I would like to create a scripting language, similar to Ruby, Perl and Python. Pugs, written in Haskell, is a Perl6 implementation. Is Haskell a good choice for me? I have no experience with Haskell (yet), but I like the concept of functional programming. Because Haskell will probably be too slow for the final implementation, I will have to rewrite it in C or maybe D. Haskell can be very useful as a test/prototype implementation, where speed is not very important. But will I be able to create a clean, and easy to understand implementation in Haskell? The scripting language will be object oriented, and imperative. Is that a problem because Haskell is functional, or is there be an obvious and nice way to implement an imperative scripting language?
<br><br>The language is very dynamic, and the source-tree needs to be in memory because it is modifiable at run-time.<br><br>Would it be good to do this in Haskell, and port it to C if I like the implementation, or start in C? Keep the parser/lexer for the source code in Haskell, but port only the interpreter to C?
<br clear="all"><br>What would be a good place to start? I am reading Yet Another Haskell tutorial, and I've read the first 6 of two dozen lessons in Haskell. What to do next, practice/read more/start with the implementation of the scripting language?
<br><br>Thanks in advance,<br><br>Jules<br>