A graded bibliography on macro systems and extensible languages

@article{Metzner1979AGB,
  title={A graded bibliography on macro systems and extensible languages},
  author={J. Metzner},
  journal={ACM SIGPLAN Notices},
  year={1979},
  volume={14},
  pages={57-64}
}
  • J. Metzner
  • Published 1979
  • Computer Science
  • ACM SIGPLAN Notices
The segment treated, by no means exhaustively, deals with the spectrum of user-specializable programming systems from macro systems to extensible languages. The coverage on the "garden variety" macro system is intentionally sparse and provides only a light sampling from vast amounts of highly similar material. At the other extreme, literature on the very general processor building and compiler compiler systems is omitted because of its lack of end user orientation. 
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