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6 points by aw 2225 days ago | link | parent

If you look at the Arc compiler around line 448 in ac.scm from Arc 3.1, you can see that the first thing it does it is check whether the "fn" in the first position of a "call" form is a macro:

  (define (ac-call fn args env)
    (let ((macfn (ac-macro? fn)))
      (cond (macfn
             (ac-mac-call macfn args env))
that's why an identifier being a macro takes precedence over an identifier being a lexical variable.

But you can easily change it. The "lex?" function will tell you whether an identifier is a lexical variable at that point. So you can change the test in the cond for "macfn" to something like "(and macfn (not (and (symbol? fn) (lex? fn env))))" and an identifier being a lexical will take precedence over an identifier being a macro.