[plt-scheme] Re: creating new readers

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sun Oct 26 18:37:03 EDT 2008

On Oct 26, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 23:09:40 -0600, Jon Rafkind wrote:
> > Jon Rafkind wrote:
> >> I am trying to understand how to write a new reader that can be used
> >> with #lang.
> > Eli showed me how to do this, so no worries.
> Any chance you could enlighten the rest of us?

The main problem that Jon had was returning a syntax value like

  #'(begin ...)

which is a problem, since that syntax already has the lexical context
of the reader module.  Instead, it should return a context-less syntax

  (datum->syntax #f '(begin ...) ...)

(There was another minor issue: it is really better to use
`syntax/module-reader' to create a reader rather than doing so

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
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