Thu May 29 10:26:04 EDT 2008
On 29 May 2008, at 02:08, Van Snyder wrote:
> Refresh my memory.
> When we deleted macros, did we do it because the facility had
> defects, editorial defects, or just wasn't fancy enough?
None of those things. As I recall, the primary motivation for even
discussing it at the London meeting was simply to reduce the overall
size of the language. There was then some criticism of the detail
and a proposal that it be removed and developed as a TR. Sentiment
for a TR cooled during the week and in the end it was deleted
altogether with a suggestion that it be published quite separately,
not as a standard.
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