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Date: 2002-10-24 (10:30)
From: Noel Welsh <noelwelsh@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Again on pattern matching and strings
--- Stefano Zacchiroli <> wrote:
> What about "DEFINE" / "UNDEF"?
> The first is more C-like and macro substitution is
> really a C-like construct.

Macros by textual substitution is a C concept.  Macros
by expression substitution come from Lisp; hence the
defmacro.  Lisp macros have a long and glorious
history and are still an active research topic.  A
recent paper (presented scarcely 4 weeks ago) is

It should provide enought references for the
interested scholar to assess the current state of the


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