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Re: procedures with setters: patches

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: procedures with setters: patches
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 11:53:15 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> When a pattern is encountered a few times, it is common pratice to
> write a macro that will expand to that pattern. For instance:
> and there are several other occurences of that pattern. There could be
> something that will allow to write, for instance:
> which imho improves readability.
> Although that's not purely stylistic, are you interested in such
> changes?

I'm ambivalent. The danger is that the number of functions to create
and manipulate data structures explodes, and becomes harder to
learn. We have to find a balance between having a small "interface"
and an interface that is ultra-ergonomic to use. For the above case, I
think make-music-by-name-and-props and is useful, althouh I oppose of
the name. Why not have


take an optional alist or list  of init values?


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