[plt-scheme] boxes?

From: Bill Wood (william.wood3 at comcast.net)
Date: Tue Jan 23 23:12:05 EST 2007

On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 19:49 -0800, John Clements wrote:
   . . .
> Furthermore, you're also exactly right in saying that the  
> similarities in syntax can be confusing.  Don't be suckered, though:  
> set-car! changes a _value_, not a binding.
> I think you will find many sympathetic ears in suggesting that set!  
> and set-car! are unfortunately close.

Of course, that particular confusion does not arise with Common Lisp's
'set' vs. 'rplaca'.  Perhaps there's something to be said for the old
names after all :-)

 -- Bill Wood

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