[racket] phases

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Mar 2 07:41:04 EST 2012

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 3:47 AM, Marijn <hkBst at gentoo.org> wrote:
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> On 01-03-12 21:31, Jon Rafkind wrote:
>> Recent problems with phases have led me to investigate how they
>> work in more detail. Here is a brief tutorial on what they are and
>> how they work with macros. The guide and reference have something
>> to say about phases but I don't think they go into enough detail.
> Nice write-up Jon.
> Towards the end you give an example using syntax/parse and for that
> apparently you need to use for-template which introduces bindings at
> phase -1. Unfortunately phase -1 is not explained. One other thing
> that could use some explanation is why racket uses phases in the first
> place, given that other systems (I believe Larceny is the prime
> example) have implemented a phase-less or phase-inferring macro system.

FWIW, I think some of these questions are answered here:



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