[Openmcl-devel] Poll: what do you think of binding-block?
kpreid at mac.com
Sun Feb 10 02:08:55 UTC 2008
On Feb 9, 2008, at 20:34, Ron Garret wrote:
> In the context of a debate over Paul Graham's new Arc language I
> wrote a macro called binding-block or BB for short. The intent of
> the macro was to illustrate how the relentless pursuit of brevity
> would lead to some really perverse looking code. But now,
> ironically, I've actually found binding-block kind of growing on
> me. It's basically a keyword-based replacement for a bunch of
> binding constructs (LET, MULTIPLE-VALUE-BIND, DESTRUCTURING-BIND,
> and most WITH-XXX forms) kinda-sorta like LOOP is a keyword-based
> replacement for DO, DOTIMES, MAP, etc.
Previous inventions of this idea:
> The reason I ask is that I'm getting some code ready to release,
> and I'm wondering if I should use BB in it or not.
I'd say use one of the existing versions.
Kevin Reid <http://homepage.mac.com/kpreid/>
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