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[Chicken-users] A (somewhat) useful define-syntax example

From: Dan Leslie
Subject: [Chicken-users] A (somewhat) useful define-syntax example
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:22:56 -0700

Earlier last week a bug was reported with the monad egg, and it exposed
a deep flaw in how the syntax was written. In trying to fix it I found
myself spinning my wheels and generally having a frustrating time of
it. Thus, I took it upon myself to strip the concepts to their minimal
and write a small example of the behaviour I wanted.

1. Dynamically binding composed symbols at runtime
   (awesome-macro word stuff)
   (define awesome-word stuff)

2. Injecting bindings into quoted contexts
   (awesome-macro word (if call-cthulhu (screech) (hum)))
   (begin (if call-cthulhu (word) (hum)))

3. Interspersing behaviour into a quoted context
   (awesome-macro splat (method1) (method2))
   (begin (method1) splat (method2) splat)

And using those in a library, in csi, in csc, et al; and in composition
with one another. This would cover the needs of a fair number of
domain-specific languages, I think.

Anyhow, without further ado, you can find the example here:

PS, can anyone explain the comment here:

-Dan Leslie

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