[racket-dev] OT: stump misunderstands Scheme?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue Nov 16 17:19:30 EST 2010

5 minutes ago, John Clements wrote:
> I'm reading Aaron Stump's "Directly Reflective Meta-Programming,"
> and it appears to me that either he misunderstands Scheme, or that I
> misunderstand it.

Sounds to me like the classic problem that some "symbolic" people have
when they don't "get" hygiene (usually ending up in `defmacro'
nostalgia where "symbols are symbols", possibly together with `eval'

> Are there many Scheme dialects in which his use of quasiquote to
> embed a 3d value would successfully pry open the syntactic term?

(That lookes much more confused on a more basic level...)

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