[plt-scheme] Local function definition

From: Dor Kleiman (dor at ntr.co.il)
Date: Mon Jan 12 04:29:13 EST 2004

Which brings me to something I've always wondered about: Why can't you
commingle definesand expressions?

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From: Robby Findler [mailto:robby at cs.uchicago.edu] 
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 4:31 AM
To: Guillaume Marceau
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Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] Local function definition

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At Sun, 11 Jan 2004 20:18:57 -0500 (EST), Guillaume Marceau wrote:
> Does that means there is no define-like special form for local

Oh, no. Just use internal definitions. Their syntax is a little wierd
-- unlike unit definitions and class definitions, you cannot comingle
definitions and expressions (all definitions must come first), but you
can certainly put definitions inside a lambda and a let (and inside a
definition that hides a lambda):

(define (find-short-path graph red-nodes blue-nodes)
  (define (get-siblings loci)
     (map (lambda (sibling) (make-loci sibling (loci-stack loci)))
          (graph-adjs graph (loci-node loci))))])

Check out r5rs on internal definitions.


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