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Polyglot: An Extensible Compiler Framework for Java

  • Nathaniel Nystrom
  • Michael R. Clarkson
  • Andrew C. Myers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2622)

Abstract

Polyglot is an extensible compiler framework that supports the easy creation of compilers for languages similar to Java, while avoiding code duplication. The Polyglot framework is useful for domain-specific languages, exploration of language design, and for simplified versions of Java for pedagogical use. We have used Polyglot to implement several major and minor modifications to Java; the cost of implementing language extensions scales well with the degree to which the language differs from Java. This paper focuses on the design choices in Polyglot that are important for making the framework usable and highly extensible. Polyglot source code is available.

Keywords

Extension Object Language Extension Node Class Abstract Syntax Tree Java Compiler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathaniel Nystrom
    • 1
  • Michael R. Clarkson
    • 1
  • Andrew C. Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityCornell

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