From: Matthew Flatt <>
Subject: [plt-scheme] 205.8
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 09:17:50 -0700

The exp-tagged code in CVS for MzScheme and MrEd is now version 205.8.

The changes are minor:

 * Changed `get-argb-pixels’ and `set-argb-pixels’ in bitmap-dc% to
   row-major order: left to right, then top to bottom.

 * Added an optional argument to `get-face-list’. When it’s ’mono, font
   faces known to be variable-width are removed from the list (under
   Windows and X with fontconfig/Xft).

 * Added `get-bitmap’ and `get-bitmap-mask’ to image-snip%.

 * Added `vector-immutable’.

 * Windows: fixed a bug that should have caused the save-file dialog to
   crash most of the time in DrScheme.


From: Matthew Flatt <>
Subject: [plt-scheme] 205.8 addition - syntax-id-rules
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 15:11:26 -0700

I’ve just exp-tagged an addition to v205.8.

The `syntax-id-rules’ form is like `syntax-rules’, except that it
creates a transformer that is invoked whenever its binding identifier
is used in an expression position (not just the application position)
and whenever it is used as a `set!’ target. In other words,
`syntax-id-rules’ is the `make-set!-transformer’ version of

I’m not sure that this form useful in practice (compared to using
`syntax-case’ and `make-set!-transformer’), but it helps for writing a
certain kind of tutorial.

  (define-syntax pwd
    (syntax-id-rules (set!)
      [(set! pwd expr) (current-directory expr)]
      [(clock expr ...) ((current-directory) expr ...)]
      [clock (current-directory)]))

  (set! pwd "/tmp") ; sets current-directory parameter
  pwd ; => "/tmp"
  (current-directory) ; => "/tmp"
  (current-directory "/usr/tmp")
  pwd ; => "/usr/tmp"