[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [Scheme-reports] ANN: first draft of R7RS small language available
On Wed, 04 May 2011 17:44:34 -0400, Andre van Tonder <andre@x>
> So we need hygienic
> identifier comparison to prevent macros from breaking catastrophically
> as in the examples I showed.
Indeed, a programmer ought to be able to rely on the ``hygiene'' and
``referential transparency'' principles throughout the standard forms. It
is more "inelegant" to me to have varying "specialized" semantics for
various forms than to have a generic overarching principle of hygiene and
referential transparency directing the decisions of language
Aaron W. Hsu
Programming is just another word for the lost art of thinking.
Scheme-reports mailing list