[plt-scheme] The historical role/value of set-car! and set-cdr!

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Sat Jan 26 18:32:00 EST 2008

Tonight I went through some problems involving set-car! and set-cdr!.

Other than the homework problems, I have yet hear of folks
recommending using these functions.

I re-read this article:


to get a sense of where they fit today.

Historically, though, they must have been there for some really good reason?

What was that reason?

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