On 9/27/05, Ben <benbelly / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/27/05, Jim Freeze <jim / freeze.org> wrote:
> >
> > Matz has said (at the Lightweight Language Conf) that Ruby will never
> > have macros because they are too easily abused, by the average person,
> > to mutate the language.
> >
>
>   This is a cop-out.  Every time a new language comes around and

Hmm, that is strong language. Do you think Matz has made a bad decision
here? Ruby does have lambda's. If you really need a lisp like language,
there is always Lisp. :)

Seriously, can you put your statement in words that define exactly
what you mean? What exacly 'macro like' feature are you looking for?
Are you really looking for macro capability or just a lazy eval?


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Jim Freeze