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Re: [Scheme-reports] Common Lisp-like read macros in Scheme

musicdenotation@x wrote:

> In Common Lisp you have "read(er) macros" which are macros which
> convert a string to Lisp code and run it.

  By the way, they convert characters
  from an input stream into a lisp object,
  which may, but does not have to, be a
  form.  If it is a form, it is (usually) not
  evaluated by the read macro (only
  constructed).  They are implemented as
  functions called by READ (and by its
  variants such as READ-FROM-STRING).


Would you like your metaphors shaken or stirred?

Vassil Nikolov | Васил Николов | <vnikolov@x>

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