Message from discussion Backquote considered bizzare (was Re: loading Emacs-Lisp into CL)
From: Barry Margolin <bar...@bbnplanet.com>
Subject: Re: Backquote considered bizzare (was Re: loading Emacs-Lisp into CL)
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 18:59:14 GMT
Originator: bar...@bbnplanet.com (Barry Margolin)
In article <7bmgrt$fa...@nickel.uunet.be>,
Lieven Marchand <m...@bewoner.dma.be> wrote:
>Speaking for myself, I don't have any problems with the existing
>backquote syntax, but I could also easily get used to yours. I don't
>understand what you find so important about it. You can even change it
>to your style with some reader magic in existing CL implementations
>without writing one yourself.
I think I understand what he likes about his syntax. It looks kind of like
BNF, or the notation used in things like RFC 822 to describe syntax.
Barry Margolin, bar...@bbnplanet.com
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