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Re: [Scheme-reports] when and unless
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 23:42, John Cowan <cowan@x> wrote:
> Andre van Tonder scripsit:
>> On Thu, 19 May 2011, John Cowan wrote:
>>> LOOP is too big for WG1 (it's scheduled for WG2), and named-LET is
>>> too different.
>> I thought named let was in WG1.
> Oh yes. I'm saying that people coming into Scheme (which we want to
> encourage) will say "Where's the while loop?" and there should be a more
> newbie-friendly answer than "Use named LET."
But if WG2 will supply a full featured loop, then these two macros will be
redundant, and newbies anyway complain about the parentheses. 8^)
Also, while and until macros encourage bad habits. Do we want to
attract beginners by making them write fortran code in parentheses?
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