Live coding: Compiler Explorer infrastructure

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Published on Apr 30, 2019🌏 Public

I plan on spending around an hour live coding on Compiler Explorer. I did this last week, and it went well, but this is still early days for this kind of stuff for me. I am working on a fairly uninteresting part of Compiler Explorer's infrastructure: the way we install compilers and libraries. It was previously written in 3000+ lines of bash, but I am redoing it in Python to make it more robust, configurable and somewhat portable. Hopefully this will make it easier to use the same system on Windows to install libraries in a well-known location too, but who knows?