AST Macros?

Don Clugston dac at
Tue Jun 5 00:08:18 PDT 2012

On 04/06/12 20:46, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
> On 2012-06-04 10:03, Don Clugston wrote:
>> AST macros were discussed informally on the day after the conference,
>> and it quickly became clear that the proposed ones were nowhere near
>> powerful enough. Since that time nobody has come up with another
>> proposal, as far as I know.
> I think others have suggested doing something similar like Nemerle,
> Scala or Nimrod.

Yes but only in very vague terms -- not in any more words than that. 
When I look at the Nimrod docs, it basically seems to be nothing more 
than "expose the compiler internal data structures". Which is extremely 
easy to do but causes a heap of problems in the long term.

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