Interesting: "Lisp as a competitive advantage"
Thu, 03 May 2001 17:09:25 -0700
Norman Ramsey wrote:
> I would love to hear from a real Lisp macro hacker who has also done
> lazy functional progrmaming.
I am such a person.
Lisp macros are a way to extend the Lisp compiler. Dylan's example
shows why this reflective power is sometimes useful. Here is another
example. I once wrote a macro to help express pattern-matching rules.
In these rules, variables that began with a question mark were treated
Having learned Haskell, I am not tempted to go back to Lisp. Yet I
occasionally wish for some sort of reflective syntactic extension.
- Tim Sauerwein