[Openmcl-devel] Fwd: Soliciting examples of Lisp macros

Andrew Shalit alms at clozure.com
Fri Dec 12 14:56:04 PST 2008

Anyone have any exemplary macros for Dan Weinreb?  See his message  

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Dan Weinreb <dlw at itasoftware.com>
> Date: December 12, 2008 9:09:37 AM EST
> Subject: Soliciting examples of Lisp macros
> Many of the good ideas that came from Lisp, such as garbage
> collection, are now available in other languages.  One of the key
> ideas of Lisp that's still hard to find in other languages is the Lisp
> macro system, and all it can do.
> When I am talking to non-Lisp people about Lisp, I often make this
> point, but they are often skeptical about how useful Lisp macros
> really are.
> I'd like to put together a presentation that demonstrates some of
> the great things you can do with Lisp macros.
> Unfortunately, many of the coolest uses of Lisp macros are rather big
> and complicated.  I need examples that are small and easy to explain,
> for my purposes here.
> If you have any cool, novel examples of Lisp macros, I'd very much
> appreciate it if you could send them to me.
> Thanks very much.
> -- Dan

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