[erlang-questions] Erlang and syntax.

Mikhail Gusarov <>
Sat Feb 22 21:20:21 CET 2014


"Much more" of Lisp, besides being a functional language (sans
impurity in most Lisps) stems from code-data duality and macro system.
Take it away and you'll gain nothing compared to Erlang as is.

Best regards,
Mikhail Gusarov.


On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 8:53 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
> 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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