A critic of Guido's blog on Python's lambda
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Wed May 10 17:23:49 CEST 2006
Boris Borcic wrote:
> Bill Atkins wrote:
>> It's interesting how much people who don't have macros like to put
>> them down and treat them as some arcane art that are too "*insane*"ly
>> powerful to be used well.
>> They're actually very straightforward and can often (shock of shocks!)
>> make your code more readable, without your efficiency taking a hit.
> Not even efficiency of debugging ? A real problem with macros is that
> run-time tracebacks etc, list macro outputs and not your macro'ed source
> code. And that becomes an acute problem if you leave code for somebody
> else to update. Or did lisp IDEs make progress on that front ?
AllegroCL now shows macros in the stack frame. Relatively recent
feature, and their IDE really stands out above the rest.
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