[gambit-list] define-prim, ##, and macro-

Taylor R Campbell campbell at mumble.net
Mon Sep 21 13:11:33 EDT 2009

Why is Gambit's source code so completely full of DEFINE-PRIM, and
names beginning with ## or MACRO-, some of which are macros and some
of which are essentially just procedures implemented as macros?  This
makes the code very hard to follow, because it is visually distracting
for every nth token to be ## or MACRO and because so many macros make
it hard to remember what constructs follow different evaluation rules.

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