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Re: macros, procedure->macro

From: Dirk Herrmann
Subject: Re: macros, procedure->macro
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 22:11:56 +0200 (CEST)

On 2 Jul 2002, Marius Vollmer wrote:

> Dirk Herrmann <address@hidden> writes:
> > 1) Some macro expert should check that replacing the call to
> > procedure->macro in boot-9.scm by a call to procedure->memoizing-macro is
> > safe.
> Err, I'm no macro expert, but I fully agree that "acros" and "macros"
> should be removed.  So even if it would not be OK to just replace the
> use of procedure->macro with procedure->memoizing-macro, we need to
> find a solution that doesn't use the former.

OK, lets assume we want to get rid of "acros" and "macros".  When should
that happen, and when should the corresponding functions be removed from
guile?  Removing these would change the interface.  According to our
standard procedure, this would mean going through a phase of deprecating
the corresponding functions.  However, this would mean, we could not
actually proceed with working on the evaluator, since as long as those
functions exist (even if deprecated) it is not possible to split up the


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