[plt-scheme] boxes?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Wed Jan 24 00:28:27 EST 2007

On Jan 23, Bill Wood wrote:
> 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 :-)

Maybe in the Lisp days -- in CL you have `setf' with a different twist
on the same confusion.

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
                  http://www.barzilay.org/                 Maze is Life!

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