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Macros -> declarations
Date: Saturday, 18 May 1985 11:14-EDT
From: Kent M Pitman <KMP at SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>
Date: Fri, 17 May 1985 23:50 EDT
From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@CMU-CS-C.ARPA>
As Moon points out, even with this change we would still need
PARSE-BODY for macro writers,
or my &BODY hack. No sense in not providing both, though.
I think that PARSE-BODY is needed even if the &BODY hack is used. People other
than DEFMACRO (the mythical code analysis tools, for example) should have some
convenient way to parse bodies. Also, providing such a hook and encouraging
everyone to use it could make users' lives easier when and if the language
changed in any radical way.
On the other hand, the fancy &BODY syntax is a great win, and should be in the
language as well.