Subject: Re: Question: macros and lambdas
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 27 Sep 2002 11:31:49 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Jacek Podkanski
| I'm quite new to Lisp.


| At the moment I'm trying to understand some of its concepts.

  Commendable to understand first and judge later.  Disturbingly many judge
  first and therefore never understand.

| Somewhere I seen information that everything that can be done with macros
| can be done with lambdas.  Is this correct?

  It is an arbitrary statement devoid of contents and meaning, so therefore
  neither correct nor incorrect.

| Can anybody point out differences between the two?

  Yes, but it would be meaningless to you until you are experienced with Lisp.

  Forget the statement entirely and proceed to learn Lisp as if you had never
  heard it.  You will be much better off than prematurely trying to attach
  meaning to this statement.

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.