[erlang-questions] Any Erlang Devs Contemplating Elixir?

Anthony Ramine <>
Mon Mar 7 15:42:29 CET 2016


Homoiconicity is way overrated when it comes to metaprogamming. There is nothing that Lisp does with parentheses that Elixir cannot with the 'do' token.

And no Lisp is truly simple or consistent. Not LFE at least.

	lists:map
	#'list_to_integer/1
	#*0
	#o111
	+1.0
	#B(…)
	#(…)
	; comments
	#.(…)

There is nothing simple nor consistent about this.

Regards.

> Le 6 mars 2016 à 05:13, Robert Virding <> a écrit :
> 
> I think if you seriously want to push macros then LFE, or any other lisp for that matter, is a much better option. It is much more straight-forward and readable. It also gives you the option of creating new syntax which Elixir macros don't. Elixir has a slightly "lax" syntax which allows you to hide that everything is a function call but you can't create new syntax.
> 
> Of course some people lisp doesn't actually have any syntax but I prefer to view it as being very simple and very consistent. :-)

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