c++ - The Ultimate Representation of C++ Semantics
The starting idea for this approach is fairly simple ? since the fundamental types of C++ are quite similar to the conventional C++ classes ? why not represent them with the help of standard C++ constructs. Consequently applying this idea to other C++ built-ins, the complete language could be defined in the form of a primordial library containing the explicit definition of all language fundamentals. The version of C++, extended by such expression abilities, will allow compositions of distinct collections of fundamental types, control statements and implementation mechanisms. Unfortunately, the practical attempt to compose such a description fails immediately because several characteristics of C++ built-ins are looked at as being basically inexpressible in the conceptual system of this programming language. The work www.generalinformationtheory.com/cpp.php shows how minor extensions of C++ enable the explicit definition of its complete semantics and demonstrates the general specification of C++ produced in the extended C++.
Dec 07 2011