I spotted today on Hacker News an article about PicoC, a small C interpreter. This triggered my memory in a journey back in 1994 when I had asked over at comp.compilers whether any C interpreter existed. It was then that I learned about ICI, a cool C-like scripting language that deserves more attention, the Quincy C interpreter which evolved to an IDE, and Smac, the C-like
interpreter that comes embedded with the XCoral editor.
But the coolest interpreter that I’ve seen, is written by Diomidis Spinellis: