[erlang-questions] Erlang and syntax.

Anthony Ramine <>
Sun Feb 23 01:27:53 CET 2014


You have no idea how many patches I wrote where I have absolutely no clue about the surrounding code. This wouldn’t be as feasible in a homoiconic language with macros where whatever can happen.

Anthony Ramine

Le 22 févr. 2014 à 22:33, Mikhail Gusarov <> a écrit :

> As a result, function abstraction allows one to selectively ignore
> parts of the code while reading it (which was the driving force behind
> structured programming). This luxury is not available to readers of
> programs in languages with macros (unhygienic ones), especially if
> those don't distinguish macros and functions syntactically.

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