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Combining Processing with Racket

  • Hugo Correia
  • António Menezes Leitão
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 563)

Abstract

Processing is a programming language created to teach programming in a visual context. Despite its success, Processing remains a niche language with limited applicability in the architectural field, as no Computer-Aided Design (CAD) application supports Processing. This work presents an implementation of Processing for the Racket platform, that transforms Processing code into semantically equivalent Racket code. Our Processing implementation is developed as a Racket module language for interoperability with Racket and other module languages of Racket’s language ecosystem. Our implementation allows us to take advantage of Rosetta, a Racket library that provides access to several CAD back-ends (e.g. AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, SketchUp). As a result, architects and designers can take advantage of our implementation to use Processing with their favourite CAD application.

Keywords

Processing Racket Compilers Interoperability 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by national funds through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) with reference UID/CEC/50021/ 2013, and by the Rosetta project under contract PTDC/ATP-AQI/5224/2012.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INESC-ID, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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