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Lisp Macros in Mathematica (Re: If Scheme is so good why MIT drops

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  • Subject: [mg102451] Lisp Macros in Mathematica (Re: If Scheme is so good why MIT drops
  • From: fft1976 <fft1976 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 18:20:55 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <b0g665llur83sj9dnumktjvnipacj7bgrt@4ax.com> <17pco71asfk7d.1kd4oiidz6nqy.dlg@40tude.net>

On Jul 21, 5:31 am, Xah Lee <xah... at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also, lisp's macros, a feature that gets lispers much ado about
> nothing. In Mathematica (b ~1989), the whole language can be
> considered as a extended lisp macros system. When i learned about
> lisp's macros while practical coding elisp, i find lisp macros are
> rather so trivial, painful to use, and laughable.

Is this true? How do you write some simple Lisp-like macros in
Mathematica? Are Mathematica's macros like Scheme's hygienic macros or
like Lisp's "low-level" macros?


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