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Re: perhaps I've missed something ...
>pps. let and letrec are both binding constructs. I don't see why we
>need two different forms. Why not just use 'let,' and if any of the
>right-hand-sides happen to refer to the name they're bound to,
>implicitly change the whole thing into a letrec? I think this would
>be much simpler and avoid lots of confusion.
Personally I think this whole LET business is a wart (and probably
inherited from BASIC, to boot -- good grief!) We should all be
programming in CPS.