[Haskell-cafe] problem implementing an EDSL in Haskell

Conal Elliott conal at conal.net
Tue Jul 31 14:36:09 EDT 2007

Hi Daniil,

oops -- i just noticed this response from you from weeks ago.  i'm guessing
your question is all resolved for you by now.  if not, please say so.

cheers,  - Conal

On 6/25/07, Daniil Elovkov <daniil.elovkov at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Conal
> 2007/6/24, Conal Elliott <conal at conal.net>:
> > By "embedded" DSL, we usually mean identifying meta-language (Haskell)
> > expressions with object language (DSL) expressions, rather than having
> an
> > "Exp" data type.  Then you just use meta-language variables as
> > object-language variables.  The new data types you introduce are then
> > domain-oriented rather than language-oriented.  Is there a reason that
> this
> > kind of "embedded" approach doesn't work for you?
> Hmm, sorry, I must admit I didn't quite get it.
> However, in the situation I described, I don't just have an "Exp" data
> type, rather have it (and probably some other data types) typeful.
> Which lets me leverage the meta-language's (Haskell's) typing rules to
> enforce correctness of my DS language's expression correctness.
> I absolutely didn't want to make an accent on "embedded". Sorry, if
> that introduced some confusion. And that's not important or principal
> to me, it's just how I called it.
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