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Michael Sperber <sperber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > >>>>> "felix" == felix <felix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > > felix> It's absolutely unnecessary to specify which C-level forms are macros, > felix> or which are functions. Leave that to the implementors, and allow all > felix> the forms to be macros instead. > > That certainly was our intention. Do we overspecify anything by > saying "Note that most functionality on the C side is implemented by > macros."? Um, in C a user definitely has cause to care. Importantly, a function can be used far more flexibly. Allowing all the forms to be macros is a pain. Also, be sure to specify that, if they are macros, they must evaluate their arguments exactly once.