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Phobos: A front-end approach to extensible compilers (long version)

Granicz, Adam and Hickey, Jason (2002) Phobos: A front-end approach to extensible compilers (long version). California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished)

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This paper describes a practical approach for implementing certain types of domain-specific languages with extensible compilers. Given a compiler with one or more front-end languages, we introduce the idea of a ``generic'' front-end that allows the syntactic and semantic specification of domain-specific languages. Phobos, our generic front-end, offers modular language specification, allowing the programmer to define new syntax and semantics incrementally.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
Subject Keywords:programming languages, extensible compilers, Phobos, generic front-end
Record Number:CaltechCSTR:2002.006
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ID Code:26929
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Deposited On:08 Jun 2002
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 14:09

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