Macro Processing in Object-Oriented Languages

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Macro Processing in Object-Oriented Languages
There are a number of programmable macro systems such as Lisp's. While they can handle complex program transformation, they still have difficulty in handling some kinds of transformation typical in object-oriented programming. This paper examines this problem and, to address it, presents an advanced macro system based on ideas borrowed from reflection. Unlike other macro systems, our macro system provides metaobjects as the data structure used for the macro processing instead of an abstract syntax tree. This feature makes it easy to implement a range of transformations of object-oriented programs.
Shigeru Chiba
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Authors Shigeru Chiba
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