[racket-dev] OT: stump misunderstands Scheme?

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 16 17:21:12 EST 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> 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'
> abuse).

That example in the end of the quoted region is somehow turning a
procedure back into a datum by passing it to car/cdr. (strange!)


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