Compile-time meta-programming in converge.

Tratt, Laurence (2004) Compile-time meta-programming in converge. Technical Report. King's College London, Department of Computer Science.

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Abstract

Compile-time meta-programming allows programs to be constructed by the user at compile-time. Few modern languages are capable of compile-time meta-programming, and of those that do, many of the most powerful are statically typed functional languages. In this paper I present the dynamically typed, object orientated language Converge which allows compile-time meta-programming in the spirit of Template Haskell. Converge demonstrates that integrating powerful, safe compiletime meta-programming features into a dynamic language requires few restrictions to the exible development style facilitated by the paradigm.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
ID Code:5914
Deposited On:27 May 2010 15:51
Last Modified:05 Aug 2014 17:45

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