In the paradigm of Compilation by Transformation many aspects of compilation are implemented as a series of simple ProgramTransformations on the source code or intermediate representation of a program. Typical aspects that can be formulated as transformations are ProgramDesugaring? and ProgramOptimization.

The approach is taken to the extreme in GHC.

See also

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