Subject: Re: New Lisp ?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 30 Dec 2001 12:24:31 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.functional
Message-ID: <a0n11v$f42lm$>
Kaz Kylheku <> wrote:
| > However, the exclamation mark in set! is similarly easy to
| > pick out, so the relative advantage of := which Daniel refers to,
| > doesn't really exist in languages with set!, i.e. Scheme.
| The Scheme operator set! is not really equivalent to the setf
| or to a generic := in another language like Dylan. 

I don't recall anyone saying it was. Scheme "set!" *is*
directly equivalent to the "setq" of Common Lisp, though.

(Though as someone else mentioned, there's a SRFI draft in
the works for adding some "setf"-like functionality to "set!".
So maybe someday...)


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