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Re: FYI: 5-gary-macro-formal-parameter-first-cut.patch

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: FYI: 5-gary-macro-formal-parameter-first-cut.patch
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 14:00:49 +0200
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 > Just applied to HEAD.
 > Most of this is okay, and it certainly works.  But it strikes me that
 > it would be much more elegant to pushdef the values named by the
 > formal parameter list for the duration of the expansion of a macro.
 > In the body of a macro the parameters would be referenced by name
 > (without a leading $) and there would be dynamic scoping since nested
 > macros could reference parameters from their parents.

 >      define(`foo(bar)', `blah: bar')
 >      foo(`baz')
 >      =>blah: baz
 >      define(`quux(blah)', `quux: blah; foo(`argh')')
 >      quux(`baz')
 >      =>quux: baz; baz: argh

 > Comments?

I hate dynamic scoping :(  But it's already the rule here, so...

Nice idea, but I need more time to think about this.

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