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Re: (Meta) Guile and direction (Re: Syntatic sugar and identifier permissivity)
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Lalo Martins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Craig> Stop trolling.
> I'm not trolling.
uh-huh. first you propose a wrong-headed syntactic extension, and
then when people explain why it's wrong you say that Guile lacks
but never you mind.
here's my take on what Guile is: Guile is (not entirely consiously) a
worse-is-better project. Guile tries to popularize a good language
(Lisp in the guise of Scheme) by making it be as friendly to C as
so while this approach makes _implementational_ crocks acceptable,
_idealogical_ crocks (like fscking up a perfectly good and clean syntax
and introducing unnesessary concepts) are not really helpful.
nobody's forcing you to give up Perl, you know.
One man's constant is another man's variable.
-- Alan Perlis