[plt-scheme] Re: I/O therefore no local

From: wooks (wookiz at hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Mar 1 09:01:58 EST 2010

On Mar 1, 1:24 pm, Matthias Felleisen <matth... at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Mar 1, 2010, at 7:34 AM, wooks wrote:
> > @Matthias
> > My students are more likely to encounter questions based on file I/O
> > and arrays than lists. Chances are good that the need for local and
> > file I/O will arise in the same question.
> I don't see how this is a comment for me.

I was explaining why I was connecting I/O and local definitions.

>    teach them Fortran
> In addition to what Robby mentioned, you will find these in ASL:
>   with-input-from-file
>   with-input-from-string
>   with-output-to-file
>   with-output-to-string
> It makes formulating test cases straightforward.
> Good luck sending your students back into the 1970s -- Matthias

I am preparing students for external exams.
I've lost count of number of times I have made similar comments about
their syllabus.

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