[Haskell-cafe] Generating Source Code with Haskell
bringert at cs.chalmers.se
Tue Jan 2 16:41:18 EST 2007
On Jan 2, 2007, at 0:08 , Martin Huschenbett wrote:
> my aim is to transform an XML file into C++ source code with a
> Haskell program. The part that parses the XML is already finished
> (using HaXML) but the part that generates the C++ code is still
> remaining. Is there already any work on this topic? Maybe even on
> generating Java or any other object oriented or imperative language.
> My first approach was to simply generate the C++ code as text using
> a pretty printing library but this becomes ugly very fast. Next I
> thought about generating and rendering the AST of the resulting C++
> code. But I don't want to reinvent the wheel.
When I want to generate source code, I often write a grammar for the
language fragment that I need and use BNFC (http://www.cs.chalmers.se/
~markus/BNFC/) to make a pretty-printer. If you want nicely indented
output, you sometimes have to tweak the generated pretty-printer a bit.
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