Macros that Work Together - Compile-time bindings, partial expansion, and definition contexts

@article{Flatt2012MacrosTW,
  title={Macros that Work Together - Compile-time bindings, partial expansion, and definition contexts},
  author={Matthew Flatt and Ryan Culpepper and David Darais and Robert Bruce Findler},
  journal={J. Funct. Program.},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={181-216}
}
Racket is a large language that is built mostly within itself. Unlike the usual approach taken by non-Lisp languages, the self-hosting of Racket is not a matter of bootstrapping one implementation through a previous implementation, but instead a matter of building a tower of languages and libraries via macros. The upper layers of the tower include a class system, a component system, pedagogic variants of Scheme, a statically typed dialect of Scheme, and more. The demands of this… CONTINUE READING

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