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Re: loss of abstraction



On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:

Andre van Tonder <andre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Should I be able to write Scheme code whose meaning depends on page
layout, dots, whitespace, or comments?

Yes, because it's useful to display source location information in
stack traces, and location is best expressed by line and column
numbers.

Sure, but this can be done without giving the programmer procedural access to the information displayed in the exception's stack trace.

Andre