macro systems

Albertina Lourenci lourenci at
Thu Aug 22 14:40:23 UTC 2002

James McCartney wrote:

Dear James:
I studied CLOS and Common Lisp ten years ago. I forgot what
macro systems means. Would you mind gently explaining it to me?
Best wishes

> I have the same question. All of the examples given seemed to be
> something that having LISP like macros would solve.
> A call for better macro systems in languages would seem to me the
> appropriate response to the problem. But perhaps I missed something.
> On Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at 01:14 AM, Thorsten Dittmar wrote:
> > I'm asking because I followed the discussion about AOP over years and
> > I had
> > always the feeling that it solves problems that a good designed
> > language
> > does not have.
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