(j3.2006) Macros

David Muxworthy d.muxworthy
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  
> technical
> 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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