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Why does my Macro get expanded 8 times?
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 88 22:33:39 PDT
From: gyro@kestrel.ARPA (Scott B. Layson)
To prevent multiple macro expansion, you could make your macro a
so-called "displacing" macro, using ZL:DEFMACRO-DISPLACE. This will
cause it to modify the the cons which is the head of the form that
invokes the macro (got that?), effectively caching the expansion
there. (Try it to see the details; it's really pretty
SCRC folks: surely one of the ways you considered fixing the problem
was to make all macros displace in Phase I. Why doesn't this work?
Because the expansion of a macro depends on the environment in which the
macro is expaneded. If you trace the macroexpansions, you'll find that
the expansions of the same form are (almost always) in different