Desugaring in Practice: Opportunities and Challenges
ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Partial Evaluation and Semantics-Based Program Manipulation, 2015
Desugaring, a key form of program manipulation, is a vital tool in the practical study of programming languages. Its use enables pragmatic solutions to the messy problems of dealing with real languages, but it also introduces problems that need addressing. By listing some of these challenges, this paper and talk aim to serve as a call to arms to the community to give the topic more attention.
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