Re: [dev] Interesting post about X11

From: Mate Nagy <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 12:22:52 +0200

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 03:10:27AM -0700, Robert Ransom wrote:
> 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.
 this is exactly the reason scheme macros are horrible and Lisp macros
are better for your mind and health. This is one of the humongous,
indefensible warts on the scheme language (the other being #f)

hth :)

Best regards,
Received on Tue Jun 22 2010 - 10:22:52 UTC

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