The Stratego Library was designed with one goal in mind: it should contain be a good collection of strategies, rules and data types for manipulating programs. In the previous part of this tutorial, we have already introduced you some of the specific features in the library for doing program manipulation. However, the library also contains abstract data types which are found in almost any library, such as lists, strings, hashtables, sets, file and console I/O, directory manipulation and more. In this chapter, we aim to complete your basic Stratego education by introducing you to how these bread-and-butter data types have been implemented for Stratego.
Stratego and its library is a work in progress. New material is added to the library on a weekly basis. If you want to follow the progress, you should consult the latest version of the library documentation.
Beware that the online documentation will display strategies on the
apply-and-fail(Strategy s, ATerm name, ATerm in-term, ATerm out),
whereas we adopt the more conventional format in this manual:
apply-and-fail(s | name, in-term, out)
The organization of the Stratego library is hierarchical. At the
coarsest level of organization, it is divided into packages, whose
named as on a path-like form, e.g.
collection/list. Each package in turn consists of one
or several modules. A module is a leaf in the hierarchy. It maps
to one Stratego (
.str) file, and contains definitions
for strategies, rules, constructors and overlays. The available
packages in the library is listed below.
collection/hash-table collection/list collection/set collection/tuple lang strategy strategy/general strategy/pack strategy/traversal system/io system/posix term util util/config
As an example, the
collection/list package consists of
zip. Inside the
sort module, we find the
for sorting lists.
In the remainder of this part of the tutorial, we will present the most important parts of the library, and show their typical usage patterns and idioms. If anything seems unclear, you are encouraged to consult the online documentation for further details.
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