Subject: Re: Have I reached critical mass?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 07:07:05 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Pascal Bourguignon  <> wrote:
| With some time, we could also implement in common lisp the facilities
| of scsh (scheme shell).

Yes, well, *almost*... See my several postings on why limitations
in CL's backquote makes it impossible[1] to *exactly* copy Scsh's
syntax, athough one can come quite close.[2]


[1] Unless one replaces the default CL backquote readmacro, that is.

[2] That is, instead of the following, which is legal Scsh
    ["run" is a macro which performs "implicit quasiquoting"]:

       (run (ls ,@flags ,dir))

    to make it legal CL one might have to type this:

       (run `(ls ,@flags ,dir))

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