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Re: [Scheme-reports] library at file level

Per Bothner scripsit:

> It uses an interpreter if it needs to evaluate a syntax transformer
> before it is fully compiled.  This isn't as elegant as one would like,
> but it seems to work well in practice.

ISLisp, an ISO-standard variant of Common Lisp (close to a subset), is
interesting in this respect: it has CL macros, but no `eval` function.
Consequently, the compiler needs an interpreter, but the run-time does not!

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