Contrasting Compile-Time Meta-Programming in Metalua and Converge.

Fleutot, F. and Tratt, L., 2007. Contrasting Compile-Time Meta-Programming in Metalua and Converge. In: 3rd Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications, 31 July 2007, Berlin, Germany.

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Powerful, safe macro systems allow programs to be programatically constructed by the user at compile-time. Such systems have traditionally been largely confined to LISP-like languages and their successors. In this paper we describe and compare two modern, dynamically typed languages Converge and Metalua, which both have macro-like systems. We show how, in different ways, they build upon traditional macro systems to explore new ways of constructing programs.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics
Technology > Manufacturing and Design > Design
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:5956
Deposited On:17 Oct 2008 18:37
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 15:39

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