Subject: Re: macros vs HOFs (was: O'Caml) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 12 Sep 2002 20:16:34 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Christophe Rhodes | It's not a priori obvious why this decision was taken, I think, as it blurs | the distinction slightly between existence and representation; that's not to | say that I think the wrong decision was taken, of course. The decision was not taken by Common Lisp, but by mathematicians long before there were programming languages and representations. If you plan to work with complex numbers, knowing their history seems like a very good idea to me. -- 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.