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Implementing Programming Languages Using C# 4.0

, 12 Jul 2012 MIT 110K 2.7K 242
An introduction to creating programming language tools using C# 4.0.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Diagnostics;

namespace Diggins.Jigsaw
    public class Evaluator
        public VarBindings env = new VarBindings();

        public dynamic AddBinding(string name, dynamic x)
            env = env.AddBinding(name, x);
            return x;

        public dynamic RebindOrCreate(string name, dynamic value)
            var c = env.FindBindingOrDefault(name);
            return c != null ? c.Value = value : AddBinding(name, value);

        public dynamic AddGlobal(string name, dynamic value)
            var e = env; while (e.Tail != null) { Debug.Assert(e.Name != name); e = e.Tail; }
            e.Tail = new VarBindings { Name = name, Value = value }; ;
            return value;

        public dynamic RebindOrCreateGlobalBinding(string name, dynamic value)
            var c = env.FindBindingOrDefault(name);
            return c != null ? c.Value = value : AddGlobal(name, value);

        public dynamic EvalScoped(Func<dynamic> f)
            var e = env;
            var r = f();
            env = e;
            return r;

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About the Author

Christopher Diggins
Software Developer Autodesk
Canada Canada
This article was written by Christopher Diggins, a computer science nerd who currently works at Autodesk as an SDK specialist.

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