Sugar

Dave Herman dherman at ccs.neu.edu
Wed Sep 3 08:55:16 PDT 2008


There's a lot of prior work on macros, including macros for Java and 
other non-S-expression based languages-- JSE isn't the only candidate 
for study.

As I've said, macros aren't on the agenda for this go 'round.

Dave

P T Withington wrote:
> 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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