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Re: the need for qindir

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: the need for qindir
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:11:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

>>> "EB" == Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

 >> Something like a new primitive "eval and return quoted" would fill
 >> the gap.

 > Yes, m4 has a TODO item about adding the qindir builtin (and which
 > I will probably do for m4 1.6).

Why forcing the requirement that the argument is a macro name instead
of a full m4-expression to evaluate?  The user must define a macro
first.  A bit like forbidding anonymous lambda-expressions in a
function language.

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