[racket] print semantics

From: Anthony West (anthony.west.513 at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Feb 13 15:58:03 EST 2011

Dear PLT,

I'm a bit puzzled by Racket's 'print', and I hope you can help me with a
couple of questions:

1. How did the need arise for a printed representation that evaluates to
something 'equal?' to the printed value?  Could you give an example to help
me understand this?

2. Given that need, why did PLT depart from the Scheme standard and use
'print' for the new semantics?  Why not define another function that does
the job (e.g., 'eprint')?

Sorry if this post is noisy; I found no answers in the archives.

Thank you,
Anthony West
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