WebsiteWill <email@example.com> wrote:
| Found some helpful code there. Now to make translators to core expressions
| for the derived expressions and, or, cond, do, let, let* and letrec. Not
| exactly a trivial task.
The *simplest* way I know of -- though your instructor might consider it
"cheating" ;-} ;-} -- is probably to write a Scheme interpreter in Icon!!
That at least should be pretty straightforward, especially if you copy
it (loosely) from either the original Sussman/Steele Scheme paper or
from SICP2, say. Icon can do the lexical-parsing part of a Scheme reader
easily enough, which takes care of most of the messy part.
Then within that interpreter, define the derived expressions as *Scheme*
macros that expand to core Scheme, and provide the library function
"macroexpand". Then, in your Icon-hosted Scheme interpreter, the
assigned task becomes simply:
(print (macroexpand (read))))
Really, doing the Scheme reader in Icon is the hard part. After that,
the rest ("eval", "apply", etc.) is pretty straightforward...
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