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Re: need for macros (was Re: Icon)
From: Matthias Felleisen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: need for macros (was Re: Icon)
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 09:06:50 -0500 (EST)
And some people prefer not to commingle the functional,
lambda-calculus part of a language with the parts that
do side effects. It seems they believe in the separation
of Church and state. :-) :-) :-)
And in a way, they are correct. In the end, monads give you two things that
- types that make effects explicit (even though these bishops don't like
to admit that :)
- more power in manipulating state (duplicate it, for example)
I am a pragmatist ...
And always very serious and passionate about good language pedagogy.
Well said. But, c'mon, Matthias, at least acknowledge the pun!
I thought it was a pretty good one.
And, while I'm at it, I wish you (and everyone on the list who
wants it) fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neujahr!