Extensible language... What?

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    Extensible language... What?

    Is C , C++ or Java extensible languages?

    What is an extensible language? I have the definition but no example so I don't understand.

    Wikipedia: Extensible programming is a term used in computer science to describe a style of computer programming that focuses on mechanisms to extend the programming language, compiler and runtime environment.

    Could you give me examples?

    How can you modify the compiler?

    Thanks.

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    Creating new datatypes would make a language extensible?
    Then all languages would be extensible.

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    Except for those languages where creating a new data type isn't possible. (Classic BASIC being one; if you can do it in Fortran I don't remember doing so, etc.)

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