Subject: Re: macros vs HOFs (was: O'Caml)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 12 Sep 2002 20:16:34 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* 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

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