Subject: Re: Scheme's "apply"  [was: Re: Adding a charcter ... ]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 01 Nov 2000 14:10:18 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Rob Warnock
| Erik, just as Lisp has evolved beyond the outdated concepts of
| "interpreter/slow/etc." and Common Lisp has evolved beyond CLtL1,
| Scheme too has made *some* progress over its life, and in fact has
| had multi-arg "apply" since at least 1986 with the release of R3RS.

  What?  You mean it's time for _me_ to evolve, too?  I thought I
  could avoid that, but if my .project ("immortality in our lifetime")
  has any hopes, I'd better get used to it.

  Seriously, though, I have always disliked the separation between
  essential and non-essential procedueres in Scheme, so if it has
  vanished as a whole, I'm as delighted as I can be when I don't like
  Scheme to begin with.  If it is only gone for apply, well, it's a
  step in the right direction.

  Thanks for the update.

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