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From: Nicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Where are the AST specs?
On 3/19/07, Loup Vaillant <loup.vaillant@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/3/19, Nicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@gmail.com>:
> > [...camlp4code...]
> > $ cat test_macros.ml
> > let cons x xs = x :: xs;;
> >
> > foldl(( + ), 1, 2, 3, 4);;
> > foldr(cons, 1, 2, 3, []);;
> >
> > $ camlp4o ./macros.cmo test_macros.ml
> > let cons x xs = x :: xs
> > let _ = ((1 + 2) + 3) + 4
> > let _ = cons 1 (cons 2 (cons 3 []))
>
> Impressive.
> If it is possible, It would be best would be to be able to write something like:
> (def_foldl + plus)
>
> and then just
> (+ x y z)
> (+ x y z w)
> ...
> The same for cons:
> (def_foldr :: cons)
>
> (:: x y z L)
> (:: x y z t [])

$ cat macros.ml
open Camlp4.PreCast;;
let foldr_funs = ref [];;
let foldl_funs = ref [];;
AstFilters.register_str_item_filter begin
  Ast.map_expr begin function
  | <:expr@loc< def_foldr $lid:name$ $e$ >> ->
      foldr_funs := (name, e) :: !foldr_funs; <:expr@loc<()>>
  | <:expr@loc< def_foldl $lid:name$ $e$ >> ->
      foldl_funs := (name, e) :: !foldl_funs; <:expr@loc<()>>
  | e -> e
  end
end#str_item;;
AstFilters.register_str_item_filter begin
  Ast.map_expr begin function
  | <:expr@loc< $lid:name$($tup:e$) >> when List.mem_assoc name !foldl_funs ->
      let op = List.assoc name !foldl_funs in
      let rec foldl =
        function
        | [] -> assert false
        | [x] -> x
        | x :: xs -> <:expr@loc< $op$ $foldl xs$ $x$ >>
      in foldl (List.rev (Ast.list_of_expr e []))
  | <:expr@loc< $lid:name$($tup:e$) >> when List.mem_assoc name !foldr_funs ->
      let op = List.assoc name !foldr_funs in
      let rec foldr =
        function
        | [] -> assert false
        | [x] -> x
        | x :: xs -> <:expr@loc< $op$ $x$ $foldr xs$ >>
      in foldr (Ast.list_of_expr e [])
  | e -> e
  end
end#str_item;;

$ cat test_macros.ml
let cons x xs = x :: xs;;

def_foldl ( !+ ) ( + );;
def_foldr ( !:: ) cons;;

!+ (1, 2, 3, 4);;
!:: (1, 2, 3, []);;

$ camlp4of ./macros.cmo test_macros.ml
let cons x xs = x :: xs
let _ = ()
let _ = ()
let _ = ((1 + 2) + 3) + 4
let _ = cons 1 (cons 2 (cons 3 []))

> > What's wrong with the current anti quotation system?
> Err, actually, nothing... I just found the '$' ugly. But it is one
> character, and I may as well use it "as is".

I don't like the sacrifice of $ for that purpose but that's just a
matter of taste.

-- 
Nicolas Pouillard