The Java Syntactic Extender

  title={The Java Syntactic Extender},
  author={Jonathan Bachrach and Keith Playford},
The ability to extend a language with new syntactic forms is a powerful tool. A sufficiently flexible macro system allows programmers to build from a common base towards a language designed specifically for their problem domain. However, macro facilities that are integrated, capable, and at the same time simple enough to be widely used have been limited to the Lisp family of languages to date. In this paper we introduce a macro facility, called the Java Syntactic Extender (JSE), with the… CONTINUE READING
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