Subject: Re: Generating parsers in Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1995/05/17
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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[Shriram Krishnamurthi]

| (Lou Steinberg) writes:
|   > In article <1995May15.170933.32369@oxvaxd> (Jocelyn Paine) writes:
|   > [Make your syntax look as much like LISP as possible.]
|   > Then your parser is simply the lisp reader,
|   No:
|   (let ((foo)) bar)
|   is not legitimate LISP syntax.

1.  this is prefectly valid Lisp syntax.
2.  in CLtL1, it produced an error if evaluated as code, but not in CLtL2.
3.  the ability to have the same syntax for code and data is one of Lisp's
    many valuable characteristics.

I don't see your point, if any

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