[racket] Plea for neologism

From: Jon Rafkind (rafkind at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 23 18:51:38 EST 2010

Is this like the difference between C's type system and ML's? Racket
allows for unhygienic macros so does Racket not implement a "hygienic
macro system"?

On 11/23/2010 04:46 PM, David Herman wrote:
> No. The problem is it's never been clear what that category of macros is that John's talking about, but it does not violate hygiene. By definition, in a hygienic macro system, there is no macro that can make the macro system unhygienic.
> Now good luck trying to define what that category is! I worked on that problem for nigh onto 8 years, and all I have to show for it is a dissertation.
> Dave
> On Nov 23, 2010, at 1:59 PM, Jon Rafkind wrote:
>>>> Dave Herman mentioned this to me some time ago, and my immediate response was this: okay, if the term "hygiene" refers to a macro system and not to a macro, then *what word* should we use to describe macros that violate transparency? "non-transparent"?
>>> Oh dear... would that word be "anaphoric"?
>> A macro that violates hygiene.. 'violator'
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