Subject: Re: macros
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 17:37:31 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "JLobato" <>
| could anyone help me?

  What would you expect your code to do that it does not?

  Incidentally, the standard language already has your "while" construct
  built in:

(loop while <condition> do <body>)

  Some old farts are so hysterically opposed to extended loop that they
  re-create it piece by piece with their own while and until looping
  constructs.  It is not a good idea to be a newbie and an old fart at the
  same time.  Do not waste your time re-creating your previous language
  when you move to another.  Learn the new language in its own right --
  otherwise, there was never any point in leaving your old language.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.