Contrasting compile-time meta-programming in metalua and converge.
Powerful, safe macro systems allow programs to be programatically constructed by the user at compile-time. Such systems have traditionally been largely confined to LISP-like languages and their successors. In this paper we describe and compare two modern, dynamically typed languages Converge and Metalua, which both have macro-like systems. We show how, in different ways, they build upon traditional macro systems to explore new ways of constructing programs.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Research Areas:||School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering|
|Deposited On:||28 May 2010 09:28|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2013 11:40|
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