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comment on lambda macros
- To: Fahlman at CMU-20C
- Subject: comment on lambda macros
- From: Dave Dyer <DDYER at USC-ISIB>
- Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1982 19:30:00 -0000
- Cc: common-lisp at SU-AI
- In-reply-to: Your message of Tuesday, 5 October 1982 18:16-EDT
LAMBDA macros in zetalisp were borrowed from Interlisp to make it
possible to extend lambda-expression syntax to accomodate Interlisp
semantics. In general, LAMBDA macros allow an arbitrary translation
step before application of a function. Very useful for embedded languages.
There is no hair, just a few simple taps before errors are declared.