Hi --

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, James Britt wrote:

> David Alan Black mentioned macros as (possibly) a facility for 
> introducing arbitrary syntax.  I'm no Lisper, but no examples I've seen 
> of Lisp macros suggest that this is what goes on.  I do not think you 
> can use Lisp macros to get a Lisp interpreter to under truly arbitrary code.

My ignorance of Lisp macros is almost complete.  Mainly I was going by
the (possibly completely wrong) impression that what people usually
mean by "having macros in Ruby" is allow on-the-fly redefinition of
syntax, including punctuation.


David

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