[Openmcl-devel] ccl manual (was Re: trace on recursive functions)
raffaelcavallaro at mac.com
Sat Dec 12 16:51:46 UTC 2009
On Dec 12, 2009, at 11:11 AM, Alexander Repenning wrote:
> In Lisp the interpretation of these kinds of forms, even at a syntactic level is highly ambiguous:
As lisp programmers we're well aware that each form has its own requirements for syntactic correctness which is not enforced by the lisp reader per se. I think we're up to understanding the permissible syntax of a simple s-expression syntax intended to generate xml.
> At the end of the day this more relaxed syntactic interpretation is not helping. On the other hand, teaching game design to middle school kids, I find that many 11 year old kids have no problem writing correct XML expressions.
The point is that everyone who will be doing documentation for ClozureCL is a lisp programmer, not a middle school student with no prior experience with s-expressions.
raffaelcavallaro at me.com
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