I kinda like this series, but last time I tried to work through it (over 5 years ago), I bounced off of it. The fact that it’s older tech makes it a little harder to approach right now, since you either have to find a way of running Motorola 68000 machine code, or translate the output to another assembler/machine code format. I wish I’d known about Lazarus/FreePascal when I had first started going through this project
I’ve seen some WIP projects that try to modernize this series, but I don’t know that any of them ever got finished.
Ghuloum’s paper is also wonderful and very similar to this – and uses 32-bit x86! It’s a little more hands-off than Crenshaw’s, though.
I remember waiting for magazine to arrive to get next installment of this