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Re: Translation for extension is a bad idea
- To: Colin Walters <walters at cis dot ohio-state dot edu>
- Subject: Re: Translation for extension is a bad idea
- From: Jonathan Bartlett <johnnyb at wolfram dot com>
- Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 10:06:18 -0500 (CDT)
- cc: Jonathan Bartlett <johnnyb at scully dot wolfram dot com>, guile at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
I know this. But, most people are not used to the idea of programs and
data being the same thing. As I said at the end, scheme's strength is
also it's weakness. Just like everything else.
On 12 Jul 2000, Colin Walters wrote:
> Jonathan Bartlett <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > b) There is no separation of program from the arguments. Since they all
> > are in the same position with respect to the parenthesis, the procedures
> > seem to have the same function as the arguments.
> Exactly. That's because in Scheme, they *DO* have the same function
> as the arguments.
> For example:
> guile> (+ 1 1)
> guile> ((lambda (a b) (+ a b)) 1 1)