The McLab framework is a project for developing both toolkits and new analyses and techniques for dynamic scientific programming languages like Matlab. There is currently a real lack of such toolkits and it is our hope that by providing such a framework we can stimulate academic research into dynamic scientific language design and associated virtual machines and compilers.
Currently the framework is being used by my research group and a graduate class. We have released the first version of the framework under an open source license. We have also released the AspectMatlab compiler.
The abc framework has become a popular framework for researchers designing and implementing new extensions to the aspect-oriented language AspectJ. Some of these extensions, which are also publicly-available are listed at http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/abc/projectsexts.
Soot is probably our most widely used toolkit. It is not uncommon to see at least a couple of papers at each compiler conference which have used Soot as their main toolkit. It is also quite often used in advanced compiler courses. A wiki listing some users is found at https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/wiki/index.cgi/SootUsers. Although this is just a voluntary list (and thus does not include many users) it does give a good flavour of the wide variety of research that uses Soot.
Laurie HENDREN 2018-02-18