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>>>>> "Sergei" == Sergei Egorov <esl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: Sergei> I think that the whole idea of "robustness" (meaning don't break under Sergei> any circumstances) is not in a Scheme tradition: after all these years Sergei> spent trying to convince programmers that (car '()) is an error, Sergei> we are back to (length "abc") => 0. Since "improper list" is synonymous Sergei> to "any object" (anything or a pair = anything), we will end up with a Sergei> list library that accepts (and often produces) nonsensical data. I agree with Sergei. -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla