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3 points by waterhouse 79 days ago | link | parent

By the way, "what you'd expect" is apparently not what I expected:

  ; SBCL
  * (defmacro plus (&rest args) (cons #'+ args))
  PLUS
  * (plus 1 2 3)
  ; in: PLUS 1
  ;     (#<FUNCTION +> 1 2 3)
  ;
  ; caught ERROR:
  ;   illegal function call
  
  ; CLISP
  [1]> (defmacro plus (&rest args) (cons #'+ args))
  PLUS
  [2]> (plus 1 2 3)
  *** - EVAL: #<SYSTEM-FUNCTION +> is not a function name; try using a symbol instead
  
  ; Racket
  > (eval (list '+ 1 2))
  3
  > (eval (list + 1 2))
  3