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Re: macros, procedure->macro

From: Dirk Herrmann
Subject: Re: macros, procedure->macro
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 22:31:54 +0200 (CEST)

On 7 Jul 2002, Marius Vollmer wrote:

> Dirk Herrmann <address@hidden> writes:
> > OK, lets assume we want to get rid of "acros" and "macros".  When should
> > that happen, and when should the corresponding functions be removed from
> > guile?
> As soon as reasonable. :)
> > Removing these would change the interface.  According to our
> > standard procedure, this would mean going through a phase of
> > deprecating the corresponding functions.  However, this would mean,
> > we could not actually proceed with working on the evaluator, since
> > as long as those functions exist (even if deprecated) it is not
> > possible to split up the evaluator.
> Is it really impossible?  I'd say it can be done, as long as we have
> 'local-eval'.

Could you explain how you think it should be done?  Especially how you
think one should obtain the local environment during execution.  Since you
seem to have thought about it, it could save me some time to make use of
your thoughts.

In any case, I think it should be a temporary solution to be able to go
through a phase of deprecation of acros and macros.

Best regards,
Dirk Herrmann

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