Oh, hey! I did get the VM working and I am having a hell of a time writing the lexer rules. I think I watched too far forward in the parsing videos, and I forgot all the details of the first stage. I need to go back to my lexer notes, which I didn't have with me the first time I took a crack at it. This shit is challenging but it's a blast. I'm having a great time with it.
I'm definitely using C, though. It's my favorite.