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Update available

This page is part of the web mail archives of SRFI 72 from before July 7th, 2015. The new archives for SRFI 72 contain all messages, not just those from before July 7th, 2015.

The update of the document is now available on the official site:

Changes are:

   - The hygiene mechanism has been simplified.  A binding
     for an identifier can only capture a reference to another if both
     were introduced together in the same SYNTAX or QUASISYNTAX form.  
     A rationale based on referential transparency is given that this is 
     the right choice.  [This rationale can be made more precise but
     is somewhat complicated while not really necessary - I may remove it 
     in future]
   - The section on "hygiene breaking" has been removed, as have statements
     promoting use of make-fluid-identifier over datum->syntax-object for 
     these kinds of macros.  Both mechanisms provide legitimate solutions
     to the capturing problem, and these are now shown in their respective 
     specification sections.  It is also shown how to implement Chez's
     FLUID-LET-SYNTAX in terms of make-fluid-identifier.  

   - The mechanism for escaping ellipses in syntax-case macros is discussed.

   - name changes: SYNTAX-QUOTE --> EMBEDDED-SYNTAX 
                   DATUM->SYNTAX --> DATUM->SYNTAX-OBJECT
                   SYNTAX->DATUM --> SYNTAX-OBJECT->DATUM