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Re: Is it possible for a macro to expand to nothing?


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Is it possible for a macro to expand to nothing?
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 13:16:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Pascal J. Bourguignon
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> It is a _style_ reason.  A question of good taste.   The same reason
>> why you don't poop in your living room.   It would be bad style.
>
>
> Now it is much easier to understand. I had the impression you had a
> technical reason.

But stylistic reasons ARE technical reasons.  They're even very strong
technical reasons.

It's all bits, so in the end it doesn't matter what you do, does it?

However your programs will still be better if you respect the
abstractions and expectations required by the human programmer minds
to understand them and debug them.

Read for example:
http://smuglispweeny.blogspot.com/2008/07/aa-bb-cc-and-dd.html

-- 
__Pascal Bourguignon__


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