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Re: Declarations in macro definitions

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Declarations in macro definitions
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 17:18:53 -0500

> > I like the the idea of putting this info in a macro definition, but I
> > don't think `declare' is a good name for it.  That name is too general
> > to fit this rather specific meaning.
> (But it's familiar to Lisp programmers for a long time...)


> > I would rather imitate `interactive' and define separate no-op
> > functions for these purposes.  The things that want to use them
> > can search the macro definition for them.
> > 
> > (ISTR that someone was implementing this for edebug a few months
> > ago--in fact, I thought it had been installed already.
> In that case I guess my patch won't be needed.

I don't think that there is anything already installed that does what
you patch does.  Maybe someone has been working on this, but at least
I haven't heard anything conclusive.


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