exceptions

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at poste.it
Thu Jun 10 07:29:29 CEST 2004


hungjunglu at yahoo.com (Hung Jung Lu) wrote in message news:<8ef9bea6.0406091457.6c5ffaec at posting.google.com>...
> Alexander Schmolck <a.schmolck at gmx.net> wrote:
> > How do younger languages like IO make this point more forcefully than lisp,
> > smalltalk etc -- languages which have been around for decades?
> 
> Double checked with Lisp just now. And Lisp did not allow me to
> redefine "if", "setq", "t", etc. In a sense, Lisp is not keywordless,
> whereas Io is truly keywordless. As I said, in Io even "if" and
> "while" are implemented as regular functions. In Lisp, you cannot
> intercept "if", "setq", etc.

It does. You just don't see it. Most people can't see it. And I am not
telling the details. :) Smart people know what I am talking about. And
I'll just leave it at that. Sorry, can't say anymore. :)


     Michele Simionato



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