Thu May 8 12:35:56 CEST 2008

metaprogramming in the real world

talking to axel yesterday, and he was saying that he's doing nothing
but writing scripts that write scripts. what does that really signify?
why is metaprogramming so effective?

there's a selling point hidden here..

i'd say: it's so incredibly difficult to build an interface to
extremely parametric code, that it's better to just turn it into a
proper language with its own composition mechanism, such that it is
complete. the metaprogramming then eliminates the tedious step of
making compositions that can't be composed in the base language. or,
it removes the necessity to extend the base language for one specific