Lisp-likeness

Fred Gilham gilham at snapdragon.csl.sri.com
Tue Mar 15 20:08:35 CET 2005



>     (defun addn (n)
>       (lambda (x)
>         (+ x n)))
> 
> And Lisp's "macro language" isn't involved at all here.


(macroexpand-1 '(lambda (x) (+ x n))) => #'(LAMBDA (X) (+ X N))

Also, #' is a read-macro.  Fully expanded the #'(lambda expression
would be

(function (lambda (x) (+ x n)))

Then there's the "defun" macro . . . .

 :-)

-- 
Fred Gilham                                        gilham at csl.sri.com
A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a
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and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about
in nature. --- Fred Hoyle



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