Re: On-the-fly compilation and execution of C++ program

James Kanze <>
Tue, 3 Jun 2008 02:02:31 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 2, 4:28 pm, Matthias Buelow <> wrote: wrote:

What we have got stucked at compilation, we want that our
user should not take care about compilation or c++ code
generation etc...They just write some xml "code" and it
should execute !

That thing has existed for over 50 years and is called "Lisp".

Lisp can execute XML? (I'll bet it couldn't 50 years ago.)

Just about any interpreted language can, at least in principal,
take a string and execute it---I've even seen some Basic's which
can do it. Compiled languages, like C++, typically don't carry
the weight of a compiler around with them. About the only thing
special about Lisp (and its dialects, like Scheme) here is that
is remarkably easy to compile, so the extra weight is
considerably less (although the executable for scheme, on my
system, is still more than 3.5 MB). Historically, of course,
Lisp was the first interpreted language.

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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