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Re: Using macros in Mapping functions
- To: MOON5 at MIT-MC
- Subject: Re: Using macros in Mapping functions
- From: RICH at MIT-AI (Charles Rich)
- Date: Tue ,11 Nov 80 09:25:00 EDT
- Cc: LISP-FORUM at MIT-AI
Date: 10 NOV 1980 2137-EST
From: MOON5 at MIT-MC (David A. Moon)
Let me simply point out that SECOND has been an open-codable function
for some time, precisely so that people could do what you are asking
to be able to do.
Oh, I guess that's nice for SECOND (I hope the manual will be
brought up to date), but it doesn't help for user defined macros.
I just gave SECOND as an example that people would recognize. This
usually happens with my own macros -- then I am tempted to turn
them back into functions, which seems ought to be unnecessary
Besides, it feels to me like this issue of open-codable functions (EAK
made the same point) to me is only one dimension (see KMP's article)
of why one uses macros.