The barrel concept: a study in language system development

  title={The barrel concept: a study in language system development},
  author={Cindy Eades and Kevin D. Reilly and John H. Barrett and Charles Minderhout},
  booktitle={ACM-SE 20},
We describe a variation in theme on abstract machine implementation through general purpose macro processing. Using data flow diagrams we show how the central focus of concern can be shifted from the output focus of conventional macro processing to an user-oriented focus, on a system developed upon an optimized and extended version of the Stage2 processor of W. Waite and co-workers.The approach has potential theoretical interest in its: being a modern expression of widely accepted older ideas… CONTINUE READING