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Discussion on: Translating Rust to other languages (Pt 1- Context Free Grammar)

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I wonder whether you could use Rust's macro system for the AST creation.
I mean, it already builds an AST there, so you could use a macro that exposes a text version of the AST directly from the Rust compiler.
That way you wouldn't need to re-define the language externally.…

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Jeremy Mill Author

Yup, I think you could. Other people suggested this on Reddit as well. This was fun to write though, and relatively quick