[racket] Survey of Syntax and Hygienic Macro Systems?

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Tue Sep 21 13:56:22 EDT 2010

On Sep 21, 2010, at 10:54 AM, Anton van Straaten wrote:

> John Clements wrote:
>> Student: wouldn't it be cool if you could specify source-to-source translations for languages like c++ by defining the operations at the AST level, after they're parsed?
>> Me: AST level <=> s-expressions. Everyone who tries this eventually decides that it's easier to simply write their programs in the AST language (a.k.a. s-expressions). 
> Don't tools like Template Haskell and Camlp4/5 contradict this?

Good point, many thanks (also to Will Farr)!


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