[racket] Newbie question: Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days - macros

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 4 08:13:48 EDT 2011

On Apr 4, 2011, at 5:45 AM, Archie Maskill wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:29 AM, John Sampson <jrs.idx at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Do you think these give a better explanation of macros? On the whole, I have found Teach Yourself Scheme
> relatively easy to follow.
> Regards
> _John Sampson_
> I was learning how to use scheme macros recently, and I found this document extremely useful:
> http://www.xs4all.nl/~hipster/lib/scheme/gauche/define-syntax-primer.txt
> I'm not sure how much adaptation (if any) it would require to work with Racket.  Hope it's some use to you, too!

Joe's essay is a decent start for syntax-rules, the macro system from the 1990s. 

I am sure Ryan should and could write something equally useful for what Racket offers above and beyond syntax-rules. 

-- Matthias

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