Python syntax in Lisp and Scheme
eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Sun Oct 12 23:14:25 CEST 2003
In article <mailman.38.1065990895.2192.python-list at python.org>,
Rob Hunter <rob at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> > Wow! This is the clearest argument against macros I have seen yet.
> > These are -exactly- the kinds of difficulties I want to exist before
> > the
> > syntax of my programming language can be changed--it should need
> > committment, effort, and clear and arguable reasons... not be something
> > someone can cavalierly do on an impulse.
> Let's just all code in assembly. I shouldn't be able to make a
> recursive call on an impulse. It'll be really slow going and so we'll
> have to think really hard about each line and thus are programs will
> come out better.
Uh, actually every assembly language I have seen has had macros.
David Eppstein http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
Univ. of California, Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science
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