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Macros: more important in low-level languages?

:: Macros, Programming Languages

By: John Clements

Macros are a wonderful thing. A hygienic macro system puts language extensions within the reach of non-compiler-hackers.

However, to date, most modern, hygienic macro systems are associated with languages like Scheme and Racket that are quite high-level. My claim is that macros are probably much more useful in low-level languages. Here’s why: