comparative macrology

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jopython
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comparative macrology

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Just wanted to point someone mentioned and compared newlisp macros in his blog.

http://www.wilfred.me.uk/blog/2014/09/1 ... macrology/

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Re: comparative macrology

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Thank you jopython, fascinating article.
Cavemen in bearskins invaded the ivory towers of Artificial Intelligence. Nine months later, they left with a baby named newLISP. The women of the ivory towers wept and wailed. "Abomination!" they cried.

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Re: comparative macrology

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The article doesn’t mention that newLISP now does have native expansion macros:

http://www.newlisp.org/downloads/newlis ... html#macro

... and should compare to those, not to fexprs with define-macro.

It also should mention that newLISP has mechanisms to avoid variable capture in fexprs:

http://www.newlisp.org/downloads/newlis ... ml#scoping
and here:
http://www.newlisp.org/index.cgi?page=D ... ther_LISPs

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