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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: Pika 0.1pre3 -- writer, vectors, contributions

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Pika 0.1pre3 -- writer, vectors, contributions
Date: 28 Nov 2003 17:46:44 +0900

Jonathan Walther <address@hidden> writes:
> Since macro side effects can be useful, why make a person go through
> contortions to obtain them?  I can see maybe adding some syntactic sugar
> to make such side effects intentional, but why try to eliminate them
> altogether?

I thought that's what hygienic macros _were_ -- syntactic sugar to make
sure macros do what they look like they're doing, but also allowing the
full power of traditional lisp macros; my vague recollection is that
it's not particularly hard to declare certain arguments as being
`untouchable' (I mean simply included as-is, without hygiene).

If hygienic macros do provide all that, I'm not sure what you're
complaining about, other than perhaps the implementation bloat.

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it
has to be us.  -- Jerry Garcia

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