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1 point by applepie 5847 days ago | link | parent

Maybe you'd like them more if you called them "macros" instead of "unhygienic macros" ;)

No, really, macros, being essentially compilers, give you enough power to build everything you'd ever want into Lisp, including "hygienic" macros, and even to build facilities to write hof-like things in less painful ways.

Maybe they're a pain in the ass if you don't "go meta", in the same way computers are a pain in the ass if you don't build OSes and compilers first.