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The meaning of «hy»

Hy is a dialect of the Lisp programming language. It is designed to interact with the language Python by translating expressions into Python's abstract syntax tree (AST).[1][2] Hy was introduced at Python Conference (PyCon) 2013 by Paul Tagliamonte.[3]

Similar to Kawa's and Clojure's mapping of s-expressions onto the Java virtual machine (JVM),[4] Hy is meant to operate as a transparent Lisp front end to Python's abstract syntax.[5] Lisp allows operating on code as data (metaprogramming). Thus, Hy can be used to write domain-specific languages.[6] Hy also allows Python libraries, including the standard library, to be imported and accessed alongside Hy code with a compiling[note 1] step converting the data structure of both into Python's AST.[note 2][7][8][9]

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