[Haskell-cafe] New to Haskell
asandroq at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 20:47:39 EST 2007
On Dec 19, 2007 9:25 PM, John Meacham <john at repetae.net> wrote:
> Actually, it is a pretty fundamental feature of the lisp-derived
> languages that they can self modify their own source, and hence keep
> their own source representation all the way through runtime.
This is not actually true. You may be thinking of macros, but
macro expansion time is before compile time. After compilation, not
many, if any, modern Lisps keep the source around. Of course the old
Lisp machines were different.
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