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Re: [Scheme-reports] Proposed new SRFI for immutable lists

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM, John Cowan <cowan@x> wrote:
> What I wasn't thinking of was that the mechanism of procedures with
> arbitrary numbers of arguments, of which SRFI-1 and SRFI-116 have many,
> involves the use of lists, not ilists.  In Racket, ordinary Scheme
> lists were immutable and there was no problem.  But to make the code
> work in Chicken and Chibi, where I do most of my development, I had to
> scrutinize all of the converted code for map and for-each and many other
> routines in order to decide when I was dealing with immutable lists and
> when with mutable argument lists.

It's almost like there's a lesson here ...


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