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Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 19:21:36 -0400

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  > > Are you suggesting that ,@b is easier to comprehend than (splice b)?

  > No.  But (splice b) looks like it's a normal form, but is
  > incomprehensible in how it works until you read the manual about it a
  > few times. 

I feel the same.  ,@b is obviously something magic; people who don't
know what it does will look up what it means.

(splice b) looks like an expression, so people will assume it calls
the function 'splice', and get confused.  I think we should not
implement that alias.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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