[racket-dev] P4P: A Syntax Proposal

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Jul 28 14:18:49 EDT 2010

Look up the 'paren-shape stx property.


On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> That does sound like the right level, in that this isn't a new
> "language" -- by design.
> I started out by trying to create a new syntax; then I realized I
> didn't need to; then that I didn't *want* to.  By then I was locked
> into this file structure and didn't come up for air.  I probably
> didn't peel off enough layers.
> Before I can move forward, I still need to resolve the syntactic
> ambiguity.  As I understand it, Racket doesn't give me enough
> information to distinguish {...} from (...) from [...].  Is that right
> and, if so, is there any chance that will change?  [Zodiac did that
> <-;.]  I don't want a solution that looks like "go look in the MrEd
> buffer for...".  I'd rather not do a reader extension for it because
> the extra keystrokes will add up.
> Shriram
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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