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Sweet Macros O’ Mine

Sweet Macros O’ Mine

A simple ~10 minutes pitch on which I share a few thoughts about extending languages by taking advantage of macros and my experience playing with Sweet.js.


Matheus Albuquerque

December 20, 2016

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  1. Sweet Macros O’ Mine @ythecombinator #dev-schoolls

  2. [Small Bites] Matheus

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  6. • Instance and type methods • Computed instance and computed

    type properties • Initializers • Subscripts • Conformance to a protocol
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  8. Macros

  9. Small things that can syntactically parse and transform code around

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  11. .h file .m file .swift file

  12. 1.opens up a text file; 2.does a search-and-replace process; 3.saves.

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  14. functions that WORK OVER ASTs.

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  16. Sweet Macros O’ Mine

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  18. Macros for languages that have a lot of special syntax

    take advantage of pattern matching.
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  20. ma o definiti k w d

  21. a new v iable the c t block scope

  22. st pa рn

  23. sec d pa рn

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  31. All macros in sweet.js are fully hygienic, which means that

    identifiers always reference the correct thing.
  32. And so?

  33. https://github.com/oleiman/sweet-contracts

  34. https://github.com/srikumarks/cspjs

  35. https://github.com/natefaubion/sparkler

  36. https://github.com/siren-lang/siren

  37. https://github.com/sweet-js/sweet.js/wiki/ Example-macros

  38. Are macros sexy?

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  41. What if we stopped creating compile-to-JS languages and started recreating

  42. THANKS. @ythecombinator #dev-schoolls

  43. THANKS. @ythecombinator #dev-schoolls