Re: Invalid test case. marc@xxxxxx 20 Mar 2017 21:41 UTC


thanks for asking this question.

Am 08.03.2017 um 10:06 schrieb Takashi Kato:
> Hi,
> I believe the test case "Auxiliary definitions in custom macro
> transformers" is incorrect. The
> definition of the test is the following:
> (define-syntax my-macro-transformer
>   (syntax-rules ()
>     ((my-macro-transformer)
>      (begin (define foo 2)
>         (syntax-rules ()
>           ((_) foo))))))
> (letrec-syntax ((foo (my-macro-transformer)))
>   (foo))
> However this would be expanded to like this:
> (letrec-syntax ((foo (begin (define foo 2)
>                             (syntax-rules ()
>                               ((_) foo)))))
>   (foo))
The spec allows that "in order to facilitate writing sophisticated
custom macro transformers" transformer specs expand into sequences of
multiple definitions eventually followed by a transformer spec (which is
the case in the example above). The scope of these definitions are in
the scope of the bindings of the letrec-syntax binding construct.

The "foo" inside "(define foo 2)" and the foo in the syntax-rules
template are effectively being renamed due to hygiene. Thus, the whole
construct expands into "2".

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