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Re: Clearing up a fine point in your reply to Touretzky
- To: DLW at MIT-AI
- Subject: Re: Clearing up a fine point in your reply to Touretzky
- From: Kent M. Pitman <KMP at MIT-MC>
- Date: Wed ,1 Oct 80 13:04:00 EDT
- Cc: LISP-FORUM at MIT-MC
Date: 1 October 1980 04:02-EDT
From: Daniel L. Weinreb <DLW at MIT-AI>
... To say that "A macro is still a function, just like a
FEXPR is" is quite wrong; FEXPRs aren't functions either...
I think actually that he meant a FEXPR is like a macro is like
a normal function is like a special form ... etc. Ie, they all have
at their core a thing called a LAMBDA. A better wording might have been:
"...a macro has associated with it a normal function, just as does a fexpr..."
I agree with the rest of your comments, however.