Binding constructs for syntactic keywords

The let-syntax and letrec-syntax binding constructs are analogous to let and letrec, but they bind syntactic keywords to macro transformers instead of binding variables to locations that contain values. Syntactic keywords can also be bound globally or locally with define-syntax; see section 5.4.

(let-syntax {bindings} {body} ) syntax
Syntax: Bindings has the form

(({keyword} {transformer spec}) ...)

Each keyword is an identifier, each transformer spec is an instance of syntax-rules, and body is a sequence of one or more definitions followed by one or more expressions. It is an error for a keyword to appear more than once in the list of keywords being bound.

Semantics: The body is expanded in the syntactic environment obtained by extending the syntactic environment of the let-syntax expression with macros whose keywords are the keywords, bound to the specified transformers. Each binding of a keyword has body as its region.

(let-syntax ((given-that (syntax-rules () ((given-that test stmt1 stmt2 ...) (if test (begin stmt1 stmt2 ...)))))) (let ((if #t)) (given-that if (set! if 'now)) if)) ==> now (let ((x 'outer)) (let-syntax ((m (syntax-rules () ((m) x)))) (let ((x 'inner)) (m)))) ==> outer

(letrec-syntax {bindings} {body} ) syntax
Syntax: Same as for let-syntax.

Semantics: The body is expanded in the syntactic environment obtained by extending the syntactic environment of the letrec-syntax expression with macros whose keywords are the keywords, bound to the specified transformers. Each binding of a keyword has the transformer specs as well as the body within its region, so the transformers can transcribe expressions into uses of the macros introduced by the letrec-syntax expression.

(letrec-syntax ((my-or (syntax-rules () ((my-or) #f) ((my-or e) e) ((my-or e1 e2 ...) (let ((temp e1)) (if temp temp (my-or e2 ...))))))) (let ((x #f) (y 7) (temp 8) (let odd?) (if even?)) (my-or x (let temp) (if y) y))) ==> 7

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