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"Data can be an interface" is a pretty good and very underrated insight, I think.

Note that it's not just 'compilers' as an example of extremely complicated systems that achieve interoperability and componentisation by fully specifying and exposing data: *the Internet* does this too. At multiple layers: physical, data-link, TCP/IP, HTTP, REST.

It's almost like data is actually the best interface.

tedinski.com/2018/03/13/how-co

@natecull Yeah.

In FBP, or any data-flow programming, data is the only interface.

As for IRs in compilers specifically, docs.racket-lang.org/nanopass/ is another example, and the name reflects how Racket in general operates, with layer upon layer of macros.
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