Re: [dev] Interesting post about X11

From: Aled Gest <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 16:45:16 +0100

> Scheme *should* be used for everything because at least one good macro
> system has been designed for it.  Lisp macros can do arbitrary
> computation at compile-time, and the Scheme macro system required by
> R6RS provides all the power of Lisp macros *and* supports a
> pattern-matching macro specification syntax for simple syntactic sugar.

That doesn't explain *why* it should be used. Why should Scheme, or
any other language with a higher level of abstraction and obfuscation,
replace a relatively clean and unencumbered language like C?

I'm looking for practical reasons here, not academic ones.
Received on Tue Jun 22 2010 - 15:45:16 UTC

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