[plt-scheme] Re: a few questions

From: Matt Jadud (mcj4 at kent.ac.uk)
Date: Sun Dec 4 17:45:12 EST 2005

And, to follow up with a favorite resource of mine:


I will often search within the index (CTRL-F), and then be hyperlinked 
directly to one or more explanations. For example, see


for an explanation of "named let." Be wary, however: TSPL will 
(probably) not lead you astray in MzScheme, although you may wish to 
treat the Help Desk as your first and primary resource re: Scheme (when 
using PLT Scheme) to be on the safe side. Besides, the Help Desk is just 
so searchalicious!


PS. I would like to apologize for the egregious invention of a word and 
the use of an exclamation point in the previous paragraph. I don't know 
what came over me.

Carl Eastlund wrote:

>>(let whatever ((..)...)
>>whatever is used in the body of the expression as if though it were
>>itself a lambda expression, but how this works (and what the correct
>>syntax is) seems rather mysterious.
> "Named" let is really a misnomer, it's a form that does several things
> at once and "let" is the least of them.  What named-let does is
> declare a local recursive function and call it at once.  The code:
> (let LOOP ([VAR VALUE] ...) BODY)
> is equivalent to:
> (letrec ([LOOP (lambda (VAR ...) BODY)]) (LOOP VALUE ...))

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