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Re: Lightning Bindings

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Lightning Bindings
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 19:55:08 +0200
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Noah Lavine <address@hidden> writes:

> I didn't realize GCC had a Lisp interface. Interfacing with GCC would
> be excellent.

MELT is a “middle end”, useful when writing optimization passes, but not
when writing a front-end.

> This is perhaps far-fetched, but I think the best thing would be if we
> could persuade them to replace MELT with Guile. It looks to me from
> the docs like MELT is yet another Lisp engine, which is exactly what
> Guile is trying to replace. We could offer them a well-tested,
> more-feature-complete extension language, and they could offer us
> interfaces to good code generation.

I don’t think that’d work because MELT is very tightly integrated with
GCC’s internals AIUI.


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