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Re: [Aldor-l] [Axiom-developer] Re: exports and constants

From: Ralf Hemmecke
Subject: Re: [Aldor-l] [Axiom-developer] Re: exports and constants
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 15:10:13 +0200
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I might mention that the lisp output would be significantly easier
to parse and maintain.

Are you saying that aldor should not be translated to C or Fortran or whatever other target there will be in the future?

I have no access to the LISP output at runtime of my program.

> Language manipulation and transformation is
the easiest thing to do in lisp (due to the fact that data and
program have the same syntax). Lisp's READ function is straightforward.
You could cover the reader with a complete Aldor package that could
extract any known piece of information on request (e.g. fetchSignatures).
Thus creating a complete reflection API only involves knowing the structure of the data in the output file.

So what does that mean? If I want to use reflection for domains defined in libaldor. I would expect that

#include "aldor"
#include "aldorio"
import from Reflection;
l: List String := exports(PrimitiveType);
stdout << l << newline;

just prints something like

list(=, ~=);

How do you think that program would be compiled if there is some lisp stuff involved? Note that this is a standalone program.


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