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2.11.3 Syntactic Closures

MIT/GNU Scheme’s syntax-transformation engine is an implementation of syntactic closures, a mechanism invented by Alan Bawden and Jonathan Rees. The main feature of the syntactic-closures mechanism is its simplicity and its close relationship to the environment models commonly used with Scheme. Using the mechanism to write macro transformers is somewhat cumbersome and can be confusing for the newly initiated, but it is easily mastered.