Sugar

P T Withington ptw at pobox.com
Wed Sep 3 06:23:36 PDT 2008


On 2008-09-03, at 02:24EDT, Yuh-Ruey Chen wrote:

> However, ES-Harmony shouldn't introduce anything either not tested in
> other languages or extensively researched in academia. I would place
> hygienic macros for procedural languages in that category. Maybe we
> ought to look in existing research papers for some inspiration:
> http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=hygienic+macro+procedural&btnG=Search
> <http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=hygienic+macro+procedural&btnG=Search 
> >

[The Java syntactic extender](http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=504282.504285 
) is the descendant of Lisp macros, adapted to Algol-like syntax via  
Dylan, and probably the best candidate for study, IMO.


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