Structured Fortran - was Re: Self modifying code, lambda calculus

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Wed Sep 23 18:29:37 CDT 2015

On 9/23/2015 6:24 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> On 09/23/2015 02:27 PM, ben wrote:
>> The 60's idea that MACROS could do that seems to have faded away.
>> Ben.
> It depends.  One very handy method is to devise a machine architecture,
> complete with registers and opcodes, and write the application code in
> macros, creating instruction words--and then run them using a small
> emulator for the devised machine.
> After operation can be validated, re-code the macro bodies to generate
> native machine code instead of emulated fictitious machine instructions.
> A way to get certain tasks done very quickly.

Shades of SIL for SNOBOL and also STAGE2.


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