The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Friday, Debtember 14, 2007

Stupid GCC Compiler Tricks

Years ago I implemented my own language, and in the process of writing that, I seriously abused the C pre-processor to give me a form of template-based programming (templates are now part of the C++ standard), and while using the template wasn't that bad:

void _MKFUNCTION(T_PREFIX,_matrix)(void)
{
  char *s;
  
  s = get_token(fpin,whitespace);
  string_push(s);
  _MKFUNCTION(T_PREFIX,_matrixq)();
}

But you had to be very careful how you included the templates stuff, or it would most definitely blow up in your face.

But this—implementing a “read-evaluate-print-loop” in C, for C—is sheer genius. Or sheer insanity. I'm not sure which.

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