[racket] Plea for neologism

From: David Herman (dherman at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 23 18:46:29 EST 2010

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.


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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