[plt-scheme] DSLs: anyone want a good cry?

From: Thomas Chust (chust at web.de)
Date: Thu Mar 19 20:41:08 EDT 2009

2009-03-20 John Clements <clements at brinckerhoff.org>:
> [...]
> —Embedding suffers from the very limited
> user-definable syntax offered by GPLs.
> Perhaps surprisingly, there has been
> no trend toward more powerful userdefinable
> syntax in GPLs over the years.
> In fact, just the opposite has happened.
> Macros and user-definable operators
> have become less popular.
> [...]


Scheme would really have deserved to be mentioned as a counter
example. But I think this analysis of the trend in contemporary "main
stream" languages is quite correct and it is sad to watch this
development :-(


When C++ is your hammer, every problem looks like your thumb.

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