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:
s = get_token(fpin,whitespace);
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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