new syntax - a provocation

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Tue Sep 23 10:33:02 CEST 2003


From: "Richard A. O'Keefe"
> That's precisely what I proposed:  replace the calls if you can (and,
> implicitly, but, I thought, obviously, _don't_ replace the calls otherwise)
> and give an error message if unreplaced calls are left where they are _not_
> meaningful.

Ok, didn't get that.

>> But I still think it might be a good thing to mark in some way
>> that these constructs are special ;-)

> Well, prefix ? isn't being used for anything _useful_ (:-) (:-) (:-) ...

Good point again -- this new stuff can easily be extended to provide real macros
(a la Lisp) and then the existing macros will become anyway just particular
cases!

/Vlad



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