Subject: Re: Other languages with Lisp macros
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 03:50:03 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Patrick O'Donnell  <> wrote:
| Barry Margolin <> writes:
| > Just about everyone considered TECO a horrible language to program
| > in ...
| Oh, I don't know.  I recall that I rather enjoyed it.  (Now that
| you've jogged my memory, I wonder if I can find that dart scorekeeper
| program I once wrote -- then I wonder if I can remember enough TECO to
| read it.)

I wrote a snail mail list manager with it circa 1971. You know, one of
those awful things that you hand a file of names/addresses and a file
with a template letter to send, where the latter looks like this:

	HONORIFIC FIRST LAST	; Honorific=Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms./The Honorable/&c

	Dear SALUTATION,	; Sir/Madam/Senator/Congressman

	We here at D.C.A. would like to...

And you get the template filled in and a letter printed for each person.

TECO was quite adequate for such miscellaneous "scripting"...


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