[Openmcl-devel] Poll: what do you think of binding-block?
greg at clozure.com
Mon Feb 11 17:09:27 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 21:08 -0500, Kevin Reid wrote:
> 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:
I use gwking's BIND ... same idea, but BIND doesn't eschew parens. I'm
not a fan of the BB look, nor do I like LOOP (I use ITERATE).
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