On 4/26/05, Rodrigo Dias Arruda Senra email@example.com wrote:
IMVHO, macros are readability assassins. The power (for any developer) to introduce new syntax is *not* a desirable feature, but something to be avoided. And that alone should be a stronger argument than a hundred use cases.
Personally, I believe that EDSLs can improve usability of a library. I've been following this list for quite a while, and trying to see what lengths (hacks) people go (use) to implement "sexy" syntax can give you quite an idea that custom syntax matters. And surely all of these tricks (hacks) are way harder to use than a EDSL would be.