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cowan at ccil.org
Tue Aug 25 18:11:56 EDT 2009
David Rush scripsit:
> > # The language developed by working group 1 must include support for
> > # macros and modules/libraries in a way that is appropriate for the
> > # language's small size.
> Ah. Well the thing is that hygiene-breaking macro modularity looks (to
> me at least) like it requires some way of staging the macro
> evaluations - which almost certainly means something that looks a lot
> like a module system.
I don't read that as requiring low-level or unhygienic macros. (As foof
points out, some macro systems are both high-level and unhygienic, like
> When I look at how the Haskell community has just zipped past Scheme,
> I really have to wonder what we've been doing wrong.
All the world's Haskell programmers will still fit in a 747, and if it
crashed, nobody would notice.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org http://ccil.org/~cowan
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