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Re: [Scheme-reports] ANN: first draft of R7RS small language available
On Sat, 7 May 2011, Andrzej wrote:
> (let ((+ -)) (quote +)) => +
> is matching symbols by name, do we want '-' instead?
That would defeat the purpose of QUOTE. QUOTE gives a way of writing
symbolic data (or more generally s-expression datums) literally. What you see
on the screen is what you get. Its value is unaffected by any enclosing
bindings. I thnk you are overcomplicating something very simple.
I think the confusion comes from the overloading of symbols for identifiers and
symbolic data. '+ just denotes a symbolic datum, like 1 or "abc".
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