Using inline functions in Uxntal.

A macro is a way of defining inline routines, it allows to create new words that will be replaced by the body of the macro, as opposed to a jump where the program counter will move to a routine and back, therefore it needs to be defined before its usage, as follow:

%modulo ( num denum -- res ) {

@routine ( -- c* )
	#18 #03 modulo

In the previous example, the token modulo will get replaced by the body of the macro during assembly:

@routine ( -- c* )
	#18 #03 DIVk MUL SUB

Note: A macro does not have a scope, so it may not contain sublabels if the macro is to be used multiple time within a single parent label, lambdas are immune to this limitation.

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