Yet Another Language Extension Scheme

  • Anya Helene Bagge
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5969)

Abstract

Magnolia is an experimental programming language designed to try out novel language features. For a language to be a flexible basis for new constructs and language extensions, it will need a flexible compiler, one where new features can be prototyped with a minimum of effort. This paper proposes a scheme for compilation by transformation, in which the compilation process can be extended by the program being compiled. We achieve this by making a domain-specific transformation language for processing Magnolia programs, and embedding it into Magnolia itself.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anya Helene Bagge
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  1. 1.Bergen Language Design Laboratory Dept. of InformaticsUniversity of BergenNorway

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