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Posted 22 Oct 2011

Implementing Programming Languages Using C# 4.0

, 12 Jul 2012
An introduction to creating programming language tools using C# 4.0.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;

namespace Diggins.Jigsaw
    /// <summary>
    /// For a short introduction to Scheme see:
    /// See also:
    /// </summary>
    class SchemeGrammar : SharedGrammar
        public static Rule Symbol = SExpressionGrammar.Symbol;
        public static Rule Atom = SExpressionGrammar.Atom;
        public static Rule SExpr = SExpressionGrammar.SExpr;

        public static Rule Quote = CharToken('`') + SExpr;
        public static Rule Primitive = Recursive(() => Lambda | If | Let | Begin | Define);
        public static Rule Term = (Atom | Primitive | Quote);
        public static Rule Param = Node(Symbol);
        public static Rule ParamList = Node(Parenthesize(ZeroOrMore(Param + WS)));
        public static Rule Lambda = Node(Parenthesize(Keyword("lambda") + ParamList + Term));
        public static Rule Begin = Node(Keyword("begin") + OneOrMore(Term));
        public static Rule Define = Node(Keyword("define") + Symbol + WS + Term);
        public static Rule VarBinding = Node(Parenthesize(Symbol + WS + Term));
        public static Rule Let = Node(Keyword("let") + Parenthesize(ZeroOrMore(VarBinding)) + Term);
        public static Rule If = Node(Parenthesize(Keyword("if") + Term + Term + Opt(Term)));

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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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