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Re: perhaps I've missed something ...
>>>>> "John" == John Clements <clements@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
John> Let me clarify. I have nothing against syntactic abstraction. My
John> concern is primarily with the unnecessary overloading of the set!
John> primitive. Replace set! with set-location! (or set-l! if you prefer)
John> and you have a language extension which
John> a) I would not personally use, but
John> b) I would not object to (much).
I totally agree.
SET! modifies a *binding* which is a meta-level entity.
SET-CAR! and friends modify *data structures* which are object-level
These are (to my mind) very different conceptually. Let's keep their
Cheers =8-} Mike
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