[bitc-dev] DISCUSS: macros and surface syntax

Jonathan S. Shapiro shap at eros-os.com
Fri Jul 18 14:40:19 CDT 2008


Yes. This looks very close to what I was thinking about.

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 13:19 -0400, Sandro Magi wrote:
> Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> > The problem that I anticipate here is that setting aside my personal
> > like for LISP, the LISP-y surface syntax actually *does* suck, and it is
> > going to present a significant impediment to BitC adoption. This issue
> > tends to push me away from macro processing solutions at the S-expr
> > level.
> 
> D-expressions might be of interest [1]; macros as used in the Dylan 
> language.
> 
> Sandro
> 
> [1] http://people.csail.mit.edu/jrb/Projects/dexprs.pdf
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