[Haskell-cafe] looking for origin of quote on preprocessors and language design

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 08:05:56 EST 2010

Hello Bulat,

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 4:03:07 PM, you wrote:

>> "the existence (or: need for) a preprocessor
>> shows omissions in (the design of) a language."

forget to add: for language designers, analysis of typical
preprocessor usage and adding analogous features to language instead
is a great source of inspiration. in particular C++, D and other C
descendants used it a lot

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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