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[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:
> Hello, > 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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