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Re: transports directory
[ On Tue, July 18, 1995 at 16:16:37 (-0400), Felix Lee wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: transports directory
> yep. as it is, the grumbling in tcl is about quoting: should this be
> using braces, brackets, quotes, or what? I look at the confusion
> people suffer in tcl (it doesn't confuse me :), and wonder how they
> can complain about something as simple as parentheses in scheme.
Thanks! I keep forgetting to say this most obvious statement when I
talk to folks who complain about quoting in various languages but then
have the gall to say parentheses in lisp/scheme are worse.
> rc only has flat lists. adding non-flat lists to rc suffers all the
> same problems that zmsh had in adding non-flat lists. you could maybe
> try "es", but I haven't been following that development.
Good point. It would sutbly destroy Duff's lexical structure to include
some way of referencing non-flat lists. In his paper Duff says similar
things about the kludge for identifying parens that immediately follow a
word without any whitespace.
I don't know much about es either.
Greg A. Woods
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