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Re: [Chicken-users] macro systems and chicken (long)

From: Alaric Snell-Pym
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] macro systems and chicken (long)
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 17:10:37 +0100

On 4 Apr 2008, at 4:22 pm, John Cowan wrote:
Alaric Snell-Pym scripsit:

Syntax-rules is handy for simple stuff, but I'd hate for it to be the
only macro system I had - I like to think of it as a shorthand for a
reasonably common case, TBH.

I think quite otherwise: I would never write a macro in any system
than syntax-rules -- all other macro systems strike me as standing on
a foundation of quicksand.

Oooh, interesting!

Pray tell?

My position, I suppose, is that I'm personally quite interested in
quite complex macros. Such as, for example, ones that implement quite
different programming languages by really being a compiler from them
into Scheme...


Alaric Snell-Pym

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