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2 points by akkartik 701 days ago | link | parent

I think John Shutt was proposing people do something similar in his Kernel thesis: https://web.cs.wpi.edu/~jshutt/kernel.html. Only he never liked quasiquote for some reason and wanted to construct macro expressions explicitly using list, cons, etc. Manuel Simoni has my favorite expression of the justification: http://arclanguage.org/item?id=17666

Some previous discussions on Kernel:

http://arclanguage.org/item?id=13354

http://arclanguage.org/item?id=15332

Finally, a couple of huge threads where people here kindly explained Kernel to me:

http://www.arclanguage.org/item?id=15659

http://www.arclanguage.org/item?id=15907