Friday, February 1, 2008

Arc - mostly macros and syntactic sugar

Stefan Tilkov said about Arc:
After a quick glance at the tutorial, the most intriguing bit seems to be the support for macros, which work (almost) like function definitions. Interesting, but nothing that gets me overly excited.
I have same experinece. I read tutorial two days ago and I think it is mostly only scheme with macros and syntactic sugar. I am not so much familiar with lisp and scheme, but I think there is nothing what can't be done almost same simply in scheme or other lisp dialects. Updated: Steve dekorte think similar:
My own impression of Arc is that it's not significantly different from Scheme.