[erlang-questions] Erlang and syntax.

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Sat Feb 22 20:53:58 CET 2014


On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 7:55 PM, Anthony Ramine <> wrote:

> If it doesn't need to be Lisp, why does it need S-expressions?
>
>
Because Lisp is much more than its syntax, what we'll get instead is
(surprise!) "lisp flavoured erlang" which could decide to have the syntax
for macro names start with a ?, for example, making it clear what they are.
I don't say it should, just that it is possible to enforce this kind of
rule, to help reading the code.

regards,
Vlad



> --
> Anthony Ramine
>
> > Le 22 févr. 2014 à 17:31, Vlad Dumitrescu <> a écrit :
> >
> > There's nothing to stop the syntax to require special names for macros,
> it doesn't have to be lisp.
>
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