Subject: Re: Are macros really a neccessity, or a coverup of language deficiencies?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/04/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <8e0c83$332om$>
Courageous  <> wrote:
| In lisp, I've found that macros are outright mandatory when you want
| to pass of a &rest form to a function which expects that &rest form
| as not a list.

Sorry, macros are not "mandatory" at all for doing that. There's a
straightforward functional way to do it.

| Actually, if there's a way of doing that *without* macros, I sure
| would like to know about it.

It's called "apply". See: <URL:


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