Subject: Re: newbie question: do macros in Lisp and Scheme have equal expressive power?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 05:41:40 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp
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Pascal Costanza  <> wrote:
| wrote:
| > In terms of expressive power, are they equal (in their own language)?
| > and do they have any difference?
| The default macro system of R5RS Scheme is more restricted than Common 
| Lisp's macro system, but Scheme' syntax-case (which is going to be part 
| of R6RS) is more or less on par wrt expressive power.

Plus, many [most?] Scheme implementations provide
CL-style "defmacro" (or equivalent) as an extension.


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