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Re: macro expansion
- To: ALAN at MIT-MC
- Subject: Re: macro expansion
- From: CSVAX.fateman at Berkeley
- Date: Mon ,24 Nov 80 20:51:42 EDT
- Cc: LISP-FORUM at MIT-MC, CSVAX.fateman at Berkeley
Friedman would like to use this notion of macro expansion for
implementing control structures (like "while true do ...", or
"and" of a very large number of objects. ). I believe
it could also be used in conjunction with partial evaluation schemes.
Yes, an infinite loop is to be preferred to a stack overflow, since the
latter reveals the machine dependence of the implementation unnecessarily.
(Friedman seems to prefer it for other reasons too.)