Subject: Re: macros vs HOFs (was: O'Caml) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 11 Sep 2002 22:59:55 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Gareth McCaughan | I should perhaps add that making int/int *not* truncate is in the plans for | Python's future. You can imagine the backward-compatibility nightmares. Will there be a new infix operator for the real division? I have seen // used for this purpose, but some jerk had to use it up for comments. (Even in C++, ;; could be used for comments.) | Oh, and can I put in a plea for not using "strong" to mean "static" in this | context? C is statically typed but not strongly typed. CL is strongly typed | but not statically typed. And, in the interests of completeness: Perl is | neither strongly typed nor statically typed; Pascal is both strongly and | statically typed. This is worthwhile clarification. Thanks. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.