Subject: Re: macros vs HOFs (was: O'Caml)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 11 Sep 2002 22:59:55 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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

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