Erlang vs. Java

Eric Merritt cyberlync@REDACTED
Fri Sep 9 04:01:12 CEST 2005

C style macros are of limited usefulness. The one and only big pain I
have when using Erlang is the lack of syntactic transformation
(lispish macros). I would love to see the problem solved  and not have
to worry about boiler plate code anymore. Granted erlang requires much
less of that type of code out of the box then most other languages,
but I wouldn't mind seeing it go away entirely.

On 9/8/05, orbitz@REDACTED <orbitz@REDACTED> wrote:
> Could you elaborate on that? From what I've seen macro's in erlang seem
> to be almost as bad as macros in C.  Is this not a fair analogy?  I
> have heard talk of it being possible to create close to lisp like
> macros in Erlang, is this possible or just talk?

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