[mercury-users] lisp macros

Michael Day mikeday at bigpond.net.au
Mon Jun 3 14:34:29 AEST 2002

> I think that is the most sensible solution to this problem.  For a
> system that supplies only a source-to-binary compiler, it will not be
> possible to compile a file that defines expansion clauses that are
> meant to be run on itself:  you would need to have compiled the file
> before you could compile the same file.

Perhaps if you wanted a special purpose macro purely for module foo, you
could declare it in a sub-module foo.bar (in a separate file) included
from the implementation of foo? Then it would not be much of a


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