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Re: another take on hackers and painters

>>: On Tuesday - May 20, 2003, at 08:21 PM
>: Steve Dekorte - May 20, 2003 at 08:31:56PM -0700

>> Without reflection or something to replace it,
>> you can't achieve the same result.
> Sure you can. Just have your "new and improved" compiler retain the 
> mate info.
>> For example, take C: no matter how fancy an interpreter you embed in
>> a C program, it's not going to be able to do anything with C structs
>> for which it doesn't have source code or other meta-information.
> Right, but what's to keep us from using our interpreter on the whole 
> program?

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See also my article "Metaprogramming and Free Availability of Sources"

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