[erlang-questions] quote, backquote and unquote in Erlang

Philip Robinson <>
Wed Jun 27 17:00:35 CEST 2007

On 6/26/07, ok <> wrote:
> The main use of quasi-quote, unquote, and unquote-splicing is in macros
> (not that 'unhygienic' macros are really part of Scheme), although I
> have used them a lot in producing XML.  Erlang does not have Lisp-like
> macros, although parse transforms can be used to the same end.  Erlang
> has C-like macros (and how I wish it didn't), which are admittedly
> inferior.  Again, trawl through the archives of this mailing list
> looking for parse transforms, and you'll find stuff.  Someone had a rather
> nice tutorial making it look so easy...

If you are referring to my 'EMP' projects, you can find them at
and http://chlorophil.blogspot.com/2007/04/erlang-macro-processor-v2-part-i.html

If you are referring to some other parse_transform macro tutorial,
please post a link - I'd like to read it! :-)

Also, Ulf Wiger's ct_expand module can usually be found at
http://forum.trapexit.org/viewtopic.php?t=6009 , but I am getting a
"/viewtopic.php not found" error from there at the moment.


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