[plt-scheme] Re: Scheme sources readability

From: Ben Goetter (goetter at mazama.net)
Date: Sun Sep 7 14:53:20 EDT 2008

kbohdan at mail.ru wrote:
>>> What about docstrings, 
>> Used in Common Lisp.
> Why not in scheme ?
In Scheme, the code describes the process of computation, and only the 
process of computation.  This leaves Scheme implementations free to 
experiment with different, richer solutions for documenting code than 
embedding text in the code as a literal string datum.  Since you're 
posting to plt-scheme, you'll hear here about PLT Scheme's work to that 
end.  Some Scheme implementations do support traditional docstrings -- 
Guile comes to mind.

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