At Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:23:29 -0800 (PST), Matthew Butterick wrote:
> `syntax?` is #t no matter what.
> `syntax-source-module` is close, but according to the docs, it can still be 
> #f even if the syntax object has a lexical context.
> I considered this:
> (define (no-lexical-context? stx)
>   (equal? stx (strip-context stx)))
> But `equal?` doesn't work here. 

Assuming that "without lexical context" means "no scopes"[*], I don't
think there's a simpler way right now than walking through the syntax
object and making sure that each scope set is empty. And maybe there's
no easier way to check for an empty scope set than using
`bound-identifier=?` on an identifier with a scope set to test and an
identifier that definitely has an empty scope set.

[*] I see that the Guide's section 17.3.2 says "no lexical context."
    Maybe that would be better as "an empty lexical context" or even
    "an empty set of scopes".

> (Side question: does `equal?` ever return 
> #t for syntax objects, other than the trivial case of `(equal? stx stx)`?)

No, `equal?` is `eq?` for syntax objects.

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