Language change proposal

Luke Gorrie luke@REDACTED
Fri Oct 24 19:07:46 CEST 2003

Bengt Kleberg <Bengt.Kleberg@REDACTED> writes:

> i have maintained (somebody elses) c code which used #ifdef, and i
> promised myself never to do that again.

They have this in Common Lisp too. The other week I was trying to
understand a single function that was 170 lines long and contained no
fewer than 43 ifdef-style conditionals.

"Not very nice."

By the way, I've found a really fun new way of inspecting programs:

(Joe, I think you might like it :-))

Luke (who'd be remiss not to mention Emacs `hide-ifdef' mode, for when
      you need to read heavily ifdef'ified C)

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