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Date: 2009-04-15 (16:46)
From: Jake Donham <jake@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] antiquotations for c#
On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 1:49 AM, Joel Reymont <> wrote:
> Suppose I have a camlp4 parser for C#.
> I want to include bits of C# in my code and end up with the AST.
> I want to have "holes" in the above AST to plug in values.
> I understand that antiquotations take car of filling the holes in the AST,
> any tips on implementing this, though?

Take a look at the trunk of ocamljs, and in particular the jslib
library, which does what you describe for Javascript:

The main thing to know is that you can use the Camlp4 MetaGenerator
module to lift a Javascript (C#) AST value to an OCaml AST value.
There is some other magic that I don't fully understand but was able
to get working by aping the quotation machinery for regular OCaml.

As an example of the use of this library see: