Thanks Dan, I am learning a fair bit today: a quoted number evaluates to its unquoted value, and the racket/format templates are available outside format (I had forgotten that).
I'm still trying to figure out why my original, terrible macro behaved the way it did, but I suspect I'll never know. I would have wasted a lot of time on that awful construct. I appreciate your help, many thanks. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/87dcfe25-f3c6-42e1-a82f-24d66fa59f72%40googlegroups.com.