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Re: [Chicken-users] hygienic chicken (getting better, but still problems
Re: [Chicken-users] hygienic chicken (getting better, but still problems)
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 22:10:32 +0200
On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:00:09PM +0200, felix winkelmann wrote:
> I'm waiting for the next bug. But basically, this thing is getting
> better and better. I really recommend everybody to give it a try.
Seconded. I'm using it full-time now and it's great.
> Programming with modules catches many unbound-variable
> errors and missing library uses, allows to use shorter names and one
> can finally code
> extensively with macros, without having to worry about compile-time/
> run-time issues (well, with a batch-compiler there will always
> be situations where one has to be aware of the separation,
> but this is vastly better than fiddling with `syntax' and
> `require-at-runtime' setup-options).
It also allows you to remove all those lame foo-egg: prefixes from your
exported symbols, and prefix them at import time with your favorite
prefix or none at all.
"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
experience much like composing poetry or music."
-- Donald Knuth
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