[Haskell-cafe] Nano-Languages

Stefan Holdermans stefan at cs.uu.nl
Wed Dec 9 17:36:54 EST 2009


> It might be better to go about it in a fashion similar to how one  
> would use Haskell to create a new language using Happy, but instead  
> of making a full fledged language create a language that makes only  
> minor adjustments to the official language where most of the  
> original source code and command line options are copied verbatim  
> with a handful of things caught such as the Richard O'Keefe newtype,  
> a nano-language if you will. Actually I have known about this  
> possibility for years. There is always something you would like to  
> change about whatever language you are working with and so I have  
> put thought into it.

What about¯syntax macros? http://people.cs.uu.nl/arthurb/data/Macros/Manual.pdf



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