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Re: Various comments

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Robby Findler scripsit:

> > This makes programs much more difficult to understand, and this
> > for the sole reason of saving one to write two parens. I don't
> > think this is worth it.
> Seems like a pretty abstract argument, esp. when this seems to be
> common practice and without it, one cannot implement classes or units
> as macros.

Of course you can.  You just can't pretend that something is a Scheme-level
variable when in fact it's a member of a class.

John Cowan   cowan@xxxxxxxx  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Most languages are dramatically underdescribed, and at least one is
dramatically overdescribed.  Still other languages are simultaneously
overdescribed and underdescribed.  Welsh pertains to the third category.
        --Alan King