I am trying to follow the incremental approach to compiler construction at
I am trying to define a macro that will do the following -
(define-primitive (add a b) ....
-> create a hashtable called add-property-table and put in information such
as number of arguments
-> create another macro called add that will expand any occurrence of (add
...) to (list add ...)
As I understand, I would need to define a macro inside the macro. Here's
what I tried -
(define-syntax (define-primitive stx)
(syntax-case stx ()
((_ (primitive-name arg* ...) b b* ...)
(let ((DS datum->syntax) (SS string->symbol) (SD syntax->datum))
(with-syntax ((table-name (DS stx (SS (format "~a-property-table"
(define table-name (make-hash))
(hash-set! table-name 'is-prime #t)
(hash-set! table-name 'arg-count (length '(arg* ...)))
(hash-set! table-name 'emitter (lambda (arg* ...) b b* ...))
((primitive-name a) (list 'primitive-name a))
((primitive-name a b) (list 'primitive-name a b)))) ; I
cant seem to use ... here
To test this, I defined
(define-primitive (add a b c d) (print (+ a b c d)))
(add 1) works fine an returns '(add 1) . However, (add 1 2) does not work
-> bad syntax.
Could someone please tell me how I could get this to work?
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