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Sun Nov 4 01:04:57 CET 2007

no middle road

some thoughts about 'accumulative' code, due to lack of a better word.

in light of the recent remarks about higher order macros, i have the
impression i am mixing 2 paradigm in a not so elegant matter:

    1. functional programming, mzscheme's independent
       compilation with 'unrolled' metaprogramming dependencies.

    2. the accumulative image model, where a language grows by
       accumulating more power, which then can immediately be used to
       define new constructs.

i knowingly took out a part of 2. to get purely functional macros that
could be safely evaluated for their value at interaction time.
however, the the interactive compilation does work in an incremental
way. it looks as if i am forced into some middle road compromise.



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