[racket] Re-usable C-like input syntax

From: Sean McBeth (sean.mcbeth at gmail.com)
Date: Tue May 21 15:37:50 EDT 2013

There are actually a couple of C language modes and a JavaScript one in
On May 21, 2013 3:28 PM, "Tom Schouten" <tom at zwizwa.be> wrote:

> Hi List,
> Checking if anyone has any ideas or advice on this.
> I'm writing a DSL for (music) DSP low-level algorithm design, and I'd like
> to use some C-like syntax front on top of the default s-expr input to avoid
> having to confront people with Scheme.
> I realize this approach has been tried many times and was abandoned maybe
> just as much, but I am confronted with a practical issue in the target
> audience.  It's amazing how much friction a foreign syntax can cause in
> practical embedded/DSP engineering circles...
> Is there anything re-usable out there in Racket land that looks like C but
> with a simpler grammar or a simple map to s-expressions?  The language I'm
> implementing is purely functional / single assignment, and looks pretty
> much like Scheme at this point.
> A subset of JavaScript would maybe also be good enough.
> Cheers,
> Tom
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