bradb <email@example.com> wrote:
| Hi all, I get the feeling that this is an easy question, but I couldn't
| find the answer easily. It appears that I need to somehow load the
| file before it gets compiled. My macro relies on a function, asdf
| complains that the function doesn't exist yet.
Macro definitions affect the compile-time -- or more precisely,
the macro-expansion-time -- environment of the compiler; function
definitions normally do not. Macros need to be able to run at
compile-time/macro-expansion-time, so if a macro calls an external
function, the DEFUN for that function needs to be inside an
appropriate EVAL-WHEN to force *it* into the compile-time
environment as well.
Rob Warnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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