On 1/3/13, Ben Booth <benwbo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> There was an interesting language that made the rounds on reddit
> /r/programming a few days ago:
> http://chrisdone.com/z/
> Reddit discussion page:
> http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/15r6tb/z_a_tiny_strict_impure_dynamically_typed_curried/
> It's an indentation-based lisp-like language, although the indentation rules
> differ somewhat from sweet-expressions. It also features a macro system that
> actually parses its own input and outputs a string that gets re-parsed.

Eww.  String-based macros make me worry: look at what infelicities it
does to C!  Granted, C's macros are not Turing-complete, and Z's at
least are, but processing text seems to be a step backward.

> The
> language uses Haskell/Parsec for parsing and evaluation, so it might be
> interesting to compare that approach with the ANTLR-based grammar.


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