How Would You Generate C Code Using Common Lisp Macros?

Long-time Slashdot reader kruhft brings news about a new S-Expression based language transpiler that has the feel of C.
This structure allows for the creation of code generation macros using the full power of the host Common Lisp environment, a language designed for operating on S-Expressions, also known as Lists. It is unknown exactly what power might come about from this combination of low level processing with high level code generation.

This has prompted some discussion online about other attempts to convert Lisp to C — raising several more questions. How (and why) would you convert your Lisp code into C, and what would then be the best uses for this capability?

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