Lisp development with macros faster than Python development?..
Kirk Job Sluder
kirk at jobsluder.net
Fri Jul 8 20:02:33 CEST 2005
"Kay Schluehr" <kay.schluehr at gmx.net> writes:
> This might be a great self experience for some "great hackers" but just
> annoying for others who used to work with modular standard librarys and
> think that the border of the language and an application should be
> somehow fixed to enable those.
In what way do lisp macros prevent the creation of modular libraries?
Common Lisp does does have mechanisms for library namespaces, and in
practice a macro contained within a library is not that much different
from a function contained in a library or a class contained in a
Macros just provide another mechanism for creating useful
domain-specific abstractions. The primary advantage to macros is that
you can create abstractions with functionality that is not easily
described as either a function or a class definition.
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