An Architecture for an Open Compiler


This is a progress report on an experiment to build a compile-time metaobject protocol for Scheme. The compilation setting raises issues not present in runtime oriented MOP's, due to the complexity of the domain and the coupling between different parts. To address the complexity of the domain, we have developed a structure that decomposes the description of an implementation into a combination of many small, partially interacting choices. To address the coupling, we have developed a decision making process that allows implementation choices to be made by a collaboration between user interventions and default decision making.

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