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Re: Is gentemp or gensym "safe"?

From: Michael Livshin
Subject: Re: Is gentemp or gensym "safe"?
Date: 25 Apr 2001 23:26:30 +0300
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Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:

> Hmm.  Well, I nearly got syntax-rules working as I wanted, but got
> stuck with letrec-syntax.  Can you not use it to create internal
> helper-macros?

I believe this is undefined, and for good reason: you don't want to
mix the meta-language (the one you use to build syntax) with the
target language.  well, compiler writers really don't want you to.

a newbie:    Why doesn't Lisp have pass by reference?
Erik Naggum: Because C++ doesn't have multiple return values.
                                (from a conversation in comp.lang.lisp)

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