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Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 10:59:31 +0200
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"Paul W. Rankin" <address@hidden> writes:

> Then it would be a case of augmenting the "unquote" ,VAR and "splice"
> ,@VAR reader constructs:
>    (quoteval (1 2 (unquote a) 5 (splice b) 8 ))
>    -> (1 2 (3 4) 5 6 7 8)

I'm not sure this would really help much with comprehension --
especially the (splice b) thing.  That looks like a function call, but
modifies the structure of list of the parent sexp, which is quite
magical indeed.

,@b at least tells the reader "there may be something here that's odd",
which I think may help comprehension. 

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