[racket-dev] OT: stump misunderstands Scheme?

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 16 17:23:44 EST 2010

Yep, that's exactly what was happening with the thing they ran at
Brown.  It was that system by that guy in Nice -- Erik Galliseo or
something like that.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> 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!)
> Robby
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