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Extending the e Language with Anonymous Methods

Many programming languages like Python, Perl, and Ruby support anonymous methods, typically through classes or other constructs representing a block of code. These are useful to construct code by a higher-order method or to be used as arguments by higher-order methods.

The e language knows code blocks in (for example) list pseudo-methods and macro definitions, but they are defined statically and cannot be referenced, unlike the aforementioned languages. Using reflection, template structs, and define-as-computed macros, we implemented anonymous methods functionality in the e language, modeled after the corresponding Ruby feature.

It is licensed under Apache 2.0 and available in the vlab_util package.

The full article, written by our consultant Thorsten Dworzak, is published on the Cadence blog here:


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