macro FAQ

Jacek Generowicz jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Sun Aug 24 23:03:31 CEST 2003


jjl at pobox.com (John J. Lee) writes:

> Jacek Generowicz <jacek.generowicz at cern.ch> writes:
> 
> > jjl at pobox.com (John J. Lee) writes:
> [...]
> > Particularly, we should banish the myth that macros fragment
> > languages, or make code less unedrstandable. (Quite the reverse is
> > true.)
> 
> it seems clear most people here disagree with that.

It seems clear to me, that most of the people who disagree with it,
disagree with it on the basis of a misunderstanding of what it is that
macros actually do.

I am keen to avoid a whole FAQ item, or a whole web page to be built
around a bogus starting point.




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