Explanation of macros; Haskell macros

Peter Seibel peter at javamonkey.com
Sat Nov 1 07:47:48 CET 2003

Joachim Durchholz <joachim.durchholz at web.de> writes:

> And, of course, macros can evaluate at compile time. Personally, I'd
> prefer to do compile-time evaluation based on "the compiler will
> evaluate all known-to-be-constant expressions". The advantage here
> is that programmers don't need to learn another sublanguage for
> compile-time expressions.

Ah, but in Lisp we don't have to. We use Lisp.


Peter Seibel                                      peter at javamonkey.com

         Lisp is the red pill. -- John Fraser, comp.lang.lisp

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