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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: Boot, Virtual Machine

From: Stephen Wilson
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: Boot, Virtual Machine
Date: 22 May 2007 19:01:08 -0400
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Greetings all,

Its been a while since I posted to the list, The following has me

Gabriel Dos Reis <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, 22 May 2007, address@hidden wrote:
> | Using Boot means that we lose the macro capability of lisp,
> No, you don't.  You can define macros at Boot level.  They get 
> translated as macros at Lisp level.  It looks to me that most of your
> objections stem from insufficient familairity with Boot than informed
> assessment. 

Gaby. Could you, please, give an informative example of how Boot
macros translate into Lisp?  Perhaps an interesting example of how a
Lisp macro could be translated into Boot?  Unfortunately, I do not
understand Boot particularly well.  In my readings of the extant Boot
code I have not noticed heavy use of macros.  However, I do understand

> | a facility
> | I use heavily and refuse to give up. If you don't understand the full
> | power of lisp macros you can't understand the implications of that loss.
> It looks to me that you don't understand the full power of Boot.

My hope is that this means the equivalence of the two macro systems
is easy to demonstrate.


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