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2 points by akkartik 1066 days ago | link | parent

I think John Shutt was proposing people do something similar in his Kernel thesis: 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:

Some previous discussions on Kernel:

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