[plt-scheme] Any reason to use quote rather than quasiquote

From: Felix Klock's PLT scheme proxy (pltscheme at pnkfx.org)
Date: Tue Mar 2 17:41:55 EST 2004

On Mar 2, 2004, at 5:29 PM, Felix Klock's PLT scheme proxy wrote:
> It seems to me that the MzScheme printer is being overly ambitious in 
> its attempts to convert the symbol 'unquote into a comma (,).

Just to clarify:

I am not saying that I think this is a bug, at least not in the sense 
that the output from the printer is unacceptable.  Indeed, the output 
seems to be perfectly legitimate syntax that could then be fed into a 
standard Scheme reader.

I just thought that the output seemed confusing.

MzScheme does seem to do the "right" thing on expressions like:
 > (syntax-object->datum #'(cons '1 (cons 'unquote '(3))))

So maybe this just goes to show that you really really shouldn't be 
writing code like:
 > (let (,2) (cons '1 (cons . ,'(3))))


"Now you say, 'So what?!'"  -G.C. Rota (11/21/97)

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