[Historical note: I recently found this 8-year old code hidden in the attic. Some readers might find it useful as an example of (1) 40,000 lines of code in the Dylan language (almost), or (2) the
powerful pretty-printing capabilities in Common Lisp.
Not many people appreciate that you can produce nicely formatted output
so easily -- here I produce Dylan code with nice indentation, to any specified
column width, just by converting Lisp to a parse-tree syntax that is equivalent
to Dylan, and then writing pretty-print directives for the parse-trees. All
the rest is handled automatically.
As I told
swm, haahr, and jrb, finding this old code made me feel like Dorothy waking up from her dream: "And you were in it, and you, and you. Some of it was beautiful, but most of it ..." well, most of it didn't turn out the way we hoped back in 1994-95. -Peter Norvig]
Converting Common Lisp to Dylan
This document is designed to help you convert code from Common Lisp to
Dylan. The first part of the document lists problems to look out for;
the second part documents a Common Lisp program called LTD (for
Lisp To Dylan) that helps to automate the conversion.