[bootstrappable] Re: Can Guile be bootstrapped from source without psyntax-pp.scm?
- From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke@xxxxxxx>
- To: Mark H Weaver <mhw@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:55:15 +0200
Mark H Weaver writes:
Does this mean Guile is not bootstrappable from source only?
That's correct. psyntax-pp.scm is not source code, and it is needed to
I'm facing the same problem with Mes. I have an implemenation of
syntax-rules that is just about 200 lines of define-macro source code,
but not syntax case.
The only useful thing I found was Andre van Tonder's syntax-case. I
tried to geth it up and running, which just might be a way (it's not
clear to me from the documentation or code and it seems to have been a
lone effort that was abandoned -- could not find any references or
follow-ups) to have syntax-case without psyntax. I gave up for now.
Having said this, I agree that it would be better if psyntax.scm were
written in such a way that it could be bootstrapped without the use of
itself. Maybe some day we'll rewrite it to make it so.
That could be essential to our full source bootstrapping efforts so I'm
very much interested!
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