Re: [dev] [OT]: Go programming language

From: Moritz Wilhelmy <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:43:45 +0100

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 03:47:46AM +0000, Aled Gest wrote:
> > C preprocessor is stupid. C macros are ugly and dangerous, except of
> > simplest cases.
> I totally agree that the C pre-processor sucks. It's ill thought out
> and needs replacing. However, going back to what you were saying about
> you being able to subdue Lisp's syntax with macros, any language that
> requires macros to hide its syntax is poorly designed. Macros are
> there to aid programming. You shouldn't need to create a new language
> out of macros to get the job done, otherwise you might as well just
> use another language in the first place.

In lisp, the macros are part of the language and don't hide anything.
The syntax itself is lisp, with all it's parentheses.
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