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2 points by shader 2535 days ago | link | parent

What we really need is our own reader for arc, so that ssyntax isn't limited to intra-symbol, but can be used between other tokens as well, such as lists and strings.


1 point by evanrmurphy 2535 days ago | link

Can you help me understand why Racket's reader couldn't be extended to do this? It seems very extensible [1]. I've already gotten good mileage out of hacking it with aw's extend-readtable [2]. (Come to think of it, I should continue playing around with this to try and implement the JavaScript-style dot operator.)

I also wonder if rntz's arcc might be useful here [3]. (I haven't tried it yet.)

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[1] http://docs.racket-lang.org/guide/hash-reader.html

[2] http://awwx.ws/extend-readtable0

[3] http://arclanguage.org/item?id=11128

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2 points by aw 2534 days ago | link

The reader is implemented in Arc in the runtime project I'm working on (https://github.com/awwx/ar).

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