Re: Meta language?

"Daniel C. Wang" <>
20 Aug 2000 23:50:21 -0400

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From: "Daniel C. Wang" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Aug 2000 23:50:21 -0400
Organization: Princeton University
References: 00-08-085 00-08-090
Keywords: optimize

Mihai Christodorescu <> writes:

> C source -> meta language? -> C source
> I want to be able to do something like: given some source code,
> "insert at the entry of each function the statement...", and get back
> source code (preferably formatted just like before) with the new
> statement inserted in the right places. I can think of other
> applications as well, this is the simplest one I can think of.

The closet thing that comes to mind is SML with the ckit C-frontend...
I don't think there's a need for a special purpose langauge... a
sufficiently powerful general purpose language like Standard ML is able to
do this kind of task quite nicely...

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