[plt-scheme] How to insert an element in empty list?

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at telefonica.net)
Date: Sun Aug 12 18:49:39 EDT 2007

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> All this, and Matthias pedagogical answer in particular, remind me times
> when I used Fortran; I remember one implementation on a CDC mainframe,
> where the user *could* corrupt numerical constants, for example making that
> a constant 1 (stored in memory, not an assembly-level literal...) became
> equal to 2. What a mess it could produce, you can hardly imagine...
As far as I can remember most FORTRAN (older than Fortran) compilers allowed 
this and many other evils (some decennia ago)
Jos koot
> Jerzy Karczmarczuk
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