[racket-dev] OT: stump misunderstands Scheme?

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 16 17:25:54 EST 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> You know, it's not inconceivable such a thing could happen if you had
> a PURELY syntactic *interpreter*.
> I remember when I got to Brown, they were using one of those weirdo
> Scheme interpreters, and had come to conclusions about the semantics
> of Scheme on the basis of its behavior.  Things like you could run
> ('(lambda (x) x) 3)
> and it would evaluate to 3 because of the way the interpreter was structured.
> Now if Aaron ran one of those to test his code...

I'm pretty sure that this is also how the original Lisp interpreter
from McCarthy's paper worked.
sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu

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