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Re: Y Store now C++
Dorai Sitaram <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The two reasons I have heard consistently offered by Lisp2 partisans
> (a) they want to use "natural" variable names like `list' (although
> the unavailability of `t' seems OK) without worrying that it will
> clash with function names, and
the unavailability of `t' is not really a generic Lisp2 issue, but a
specific Common Lisp artefact. a new Lisp2 would do well to introduce
something like #t instead, I guess.
> (b) defmacro-based macros (allegedly) risk no or fewer
> variable-capture problems.
the package system also helps here.
It is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to
try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
-- Edsger W. Dijkstra