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Robert sent me some very useful information on Dylan, which I copy here. In looking at the docs, I realize the parenthesis got me confused ;-) So Dylan does what Per suggested at the beginning: (let/bind (var1 (var2 init2) ((var3 type3) init3)) ...) It still seems very odd to me that it goes '((var type))' rather than '((type var))', but Dylan's designers probably had a very good reason for doing it that way so I won't argue. Even though it is not very actively used right now, I do think that following the prefix-dylan specification for these extensions (including the class stuff) makes a lot of sense. Just getting to reuse the documentation and perhaps luring in some current or past Dylan/prefix-Dylan users/developers makes it worthwhile. jim >X-Envelope-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Date: 12 Mar 99 13:38:39 -0800 >Subject: prefix-dylan specification >From: "Robert D. Skeels" <email@example.com> >To: "Jim White" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >X-Mailer: Cyberdog/2.0 > >Mr. White: > >It is almost impossible to find the original prefix language specification >these days. I have a copy of it at: > <http://home.earthlink.net/~athene/resources/prefix-dylan.tgz> > >None of the current implementations support the prefix language anymore. >However, some of the persons involved with the Gwydion project have >mentioned they might write a prefix front-end for d2c/Mindy. > <http://www.gwydiondylan.org/> > >I wasn't sure if this information was appropriate for the Kawa list, so I >am mailing it to you. Feel free to post the information to the list if you >feel it would help. > > >((lambda (args) (display args)) " > Robert D. Skeels | Los Angeles illustrator, designer > email@example.com | http://home.earthlink.net/~athene > firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.synchrotech.com") > > ---------------------------------------------------------------- James P. White Netscape DevEdge Champion for IFC IFC Exchange * Insanely great Java * http://www.ifcx.org email@example.com Pagesmiths' home is http://www.pagesmiths.com