Saturday, May 07, 2005
Generative vs. generative
Crap. I just realized that I was borrowing a term to describe macros that already has another meaning in the macro literature. Generative macros, according to Ganz et al, are macros that do not inspect their arguments syntactically. I was using the term as I think it's used in the parameterized module literature, to mean procedures that produce different results every time they are invoked. Mumble.