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Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: Re: Improving aesthetics & readability of backquote
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 22:22:37 -0400

On Mon, 20 May 2019 at 22:06, Paul W. Rankin <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, May 21 2019, Richard Stallman wrote:
>> Backquote is a well-known construct, a de-facto standard since over
>> 40 years ago.

> backquote may well be a 40-year-old standard,

The standard is about the read syntax; at least, Common Lisp
explicitly says it is implementation dependent what the result of
(read "`(foo ,bar)") is.
For Emacs, that currently gives (\` (foo (\, bar))), I think it would
be nicer if it gave (quasiquote (foo (unqote bar)). From what I can
tell this has been standard in Scheme since r3rs (1986).

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