[R6RS] Internal DEFINE vs. macros
Wed Apr 13 08:16:34 EDT 2005
At Sat, 09 Apr 2005 15:07:16 +0200, Michael Sperber wrote:
> - Is it important to precisely define the semantics of macro
> expansion? (I would say yes---people run across ambiguities in R5RS
> macros. Manuel has just pointed out that others lurk in other
> corners of the hygienic macro system.)
I'd say "yes", too.
> - Kent and Matthew: can you offer suggestions on how to specify the
> semantics of internal DEFINE-SYNTAX? Is there a simple way to do
I'll leave it to Kent.
> - How far should we make the top level and local environments
> analogous? In the abstract, it seems a desirable goal to make them
> as analogous as possible, but to me, it also seems quite difficult
> and complicated. If they don't work the same way, the more similar
> they look, the harder it becomes to explain the differences.
Module-level syntax definitions and internal definitions are not quite
the same in PLT. I'd like to fix that, probably by adopting what (I
think) Kent will describe for internal definitions.
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