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Re: Procedures make me mad
Since it seems fairly obvious that Todd meant "mere
function" to mean "mere procedure" (not the
side-effect-free kind), this particular macro
call by Guy seems to be rejecting mere procedures in
favor of mere procedures?
Intentional bit of absurdity? Or, more
mundanely, a macro bug?
(If the latter, perhaps this kind of susceptibility to
bugs is what incenses Todd so about macros.)
Geoffrey Knauth wrote
> In a world without macros, we get 3 emails instead of 1.
> [Guy Steele wrote]
> > Despite the fact that many folks I respect swear by procedures, I've
> > yet to
> > feel comfortable with them in a language. Since LL2, I've been trying
> > to figure out what my resistance is based on.
> > Let me say that I think that procedures are beautiful and powerful and
> > all
> > those good things. Let's not quibble about that.
> > Defining a procedure is often an act of defining a language construct
> > and
> > implementing it. Reasonably or not, I hold language constructs to a
> > higher standard than, say, a mere function definition.