[REBOL] Re: lisp-like backquotes macros
From: volker:nitsch:gm:ail at: 26-Nov-2005 1:06
On 11/26/05, Henri Morlaye <henri.morlaye-gmail.com> wrote:
> Am I the only one who find the lispy backquote macros better than the
> COMPOSE function ?
> for example:
> `[ ,value1 to-string ( to-integer ,value2 ) + 2 ) ]
> instead of:
> compose/deep [ (value1) to-string (to-paren reduce[ to-paren reduce [
> 'to-integer (value2) ] + 2 ] ]
> Why is it so ?
Because you used an artificial example?
Parens *are* the backquotes of rebol.
What happens if you want to backquote backquotes in lisp?
(I admit in some cases, like composing parse-rules, your example makes sense.).
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