Subject: Re: Are macros really a neccessity, or a coverup of language      deficiencies?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/04/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* "Marc Battyani" <>
| In fact it's interresting that both Lisp and assembly languages are
| the languages with the more powerful macro capabilities.

  especially those popular at the time people were expected to write
  real code in assembly.  I only got really familiar with the PDP-10
  and its MACRO-10 language among the great processors of our time,
  but, boy, what an incredibly powerful macro language!  tell this to
  the kids these days, however, and they just won't believe you.