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Re: [Scheme-reports] Mutable Pairs

On 06/16/10 11:08, Brian Harvey wrote:
>> The power tools live in a special cupboard
> You know, I would actually find this all somewhat convincing had you not
> neglected to answer the part of my metaphor about "shaming."

Hmmm, good point, I didn't pay much attention to that!

 > I believe you that with respect
> to actual physical power tools your pedagogic goal is that the kids end up
> /as regular users/ of power tools, without cutting their fingers off in the
> learning process.  Your power-tool pedagogy is a weaning-/toward/, if you'll
> pardon the torturing of language in that phrase, not a weaning-away.


 > But the
> rhetoric around set-car! and set-cdr! does not have that flavor at all.  It's
> more like the rhetoric about why we can't just outlaw tobacco outright, but
> have to be sensitive to the needs of the already-addicted.

Hmmm, perhaps I'm just easily led, but I read it as being a little less
insidious than that!


Alaric Snell-Pym

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