Lisp is a (family of) general purpose functional programming language(s), based on the lambda calculus, and with the ability to manipulate source code as a data structure.

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What practical problem results from lack of hygienic macros in Clojure?

I've heard that Clojure macros are easier to write but not as reliable as Racket's hygienic macros. My question has 2 parts: How does gensym differ from hygienic macros? What do Racket macros ...