[plt-scheme] How do I convert (values ...) to something I can do something with?

From: Hugh Myers (hsmyers at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Mar 12 11:06:34 EST 2010

Mu-Lisp used the ']' as a close all--- great for a beginner, less
great for someone trying to debug misplaced ')' internal to over all
expression ;-)


On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 10:44 AM,  <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 09:43:31PM -0500, Jim Wise wrote:
>> Hugh Myers <hsmyers at gmail.com> writes:
>> > There are Lisp dialects that allow the usage of '{' in addition to
>> > '('--- probably not Scheme...
>> Yeah -- R5RS and R6RS reserve '{' and '}' for use of future report
>> versions.  R6Rs allows use of '[' and ']' in addition to '(' and ')' --
>> these were explicitly reserved in R5RS.
> If I recall correctly, the original Scheme compiler (wasn't it called
> Rabbit?) contained code where '[' and ']' were used to denote 'hunks',
> which I think were kind of like small arrays used as structures.
> But maybe that was a relic from the Lisp that Rabbit was written in,
> rahter than part of Scheme itself.
> And there have been a number of dialects that used ']' as a kind of
> superparenthis that closes all open parentheses back to a matching '['
> or to the start of the s-expression, whichever comes first.  That
> superficialy resembles what I was doing, but I utterly reject that,
> becaue it hides parenthesis mismatch instead of making it easier to see.
> -- hendrik
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