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- Subject: Re: syntax heresy
- From: Ashish Ranjan <ashishwave@...>
- Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 06:31:22 -0700 (PDT)
Excellent Idea, Diego.
Simply go for it. I will be the first user to use it
and give you feedback. Is there any immediate download
and details available.
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 17:52:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: Diego Nehab <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: syntax heresy
To: Lua list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> So, boyko, I guess using sed is not conforming to
> But as the idea of syntax changes even between minor
> changes is becoming more popular, we may see a
> pimp-your-syntax hook called by the compiler
> it's about to give in on strange code.
During the Lua Workshop, I noticed an interest on the
use of Lua as an
engine to power domain specific programming languages.
Luiz is working
on a macro processor that would be a step in the
direction of syntax
I believe we should go all the way. Lua is already
It would be nice if there was support for the
translation of custom
languages to Lua, including new sugars, operators,
literals etc, from
within Lua itself.
What does the list think about this? Depending on your
needs, you would
be able to taylor custom syntax and have your language
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