What This paper aims to demonstrate that it is possible for a language with a rich, conventional syntax to provide Lisp-style macro power and simplicity. We describe a macro system and syntax manipulation toolkit designed for the Dylan programming language that meets, and in some areas exceeds, this standard. The debt to Lisp is great, however, since although Dylan has a conventional algebraic syntax, the approach taken to describe and represent that syntax is distinctly Lisp-like in philosophy.
Which Extensions to Dylan's rewrite-rule only macro system plus a proposed procedural macro system. The rewrite-rule only extensions are available in fundev but the procedural macros are still unavailable.
Why To further power Dylan macros.
Who Jonathan Bachrach and Keith Playford
How Dylan
When 1999
Where Harlequin, Functional Objects, and MIT