Re: Compiler/Language eXperiment (Hannah Schroeter)
28 Jan 2002 01:06:55 -0500

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From: (Hannah Schroeter)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 28 Jan 2002 01:06:55 -0500
Organization: Schlund + Partner AG
References: 01-11-135 02-01-103
Keywords: design, comment
Posted-Date: 28 Jan 2002 01:06:51 EST


Tomek Zielonka <> wrote:

>Take a look at OCaml. It has a tool called camlp4, using which you can
>write different parts of a project with different syntaxes. You can
>also write your on syntaxes (parsers) or extend existing ones.

Now, there's of course Common Lisp's extensible reader.


>[Back in the 1970s, languages with extensible syntax led to write-only
>code with no two programs using the same syntax. Have they solved that
>problem? -John]

Seems the Lisp community isn't doing so bad with all their macros
and reader-macros, is it?

Kind regards,

[I dunno, can people from different Lisp camps read each other's code? -John]

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