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Re: plists, alists, and hashtables


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: plists, alists, and hashtables
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:52:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> SM> Check the emacs-devel mailing-list.  It was discussed not very long ago
> SM> (a year or two, maybe?).
>> I think you maybe mean this?
>> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2015-01/msg00618.html
>> Started with "[PATCH] Clojure-like syntactic sugar for an anonymous
>> function literal"
>
> Yes.
>
>> I don't see an actual decision regarding reader macros, just a lot of
>> discussion.  Should I start a new thread?  Or did you mean
>> a different thread?
>
> There was no real decision, I just pointed out that support in the
> tooling makes CL-style reader macros rather undesirable: they're
> too powerful.

In the context of emacs, one could have a declarative definition of
reader macros; basically just an attributed grammar.  Then it can be
used to define the reader macro parser, the formatter, and the
structured editing function.  Just like in the synthesizer editor.

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