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Abstract: “In this thesis, we present the design and implementation of a new novice-oriented programming language with automatically hygienic runtime macros, as well as an interpreter framework for creating such languages. The language is intended to be used as a pedagogical tool for introducing basic programming concepts to introductory programming students. We designed it to have a simple notional machine and to be similar to other modern languages in order to ease a student’s transition into other programming languages.”

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