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by tkbits
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What name do you use for the dashed lisp naming convention?
Replies: 9
Views: 12369

Re: What name do you use for the dashed lisp naming convention?

I guess nobody calls it COBOL style.
The reasons for choosing hyphenated names in COBOL differ from what has been mentioned.
by tkbits
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why is cons-cell-notation infixed?
Replies: 2
Views: 4102

Re: Why is cons-cell-notation infixed?

The "infix" dot notation has certainly been there at the start. You might want to check out McCarthy's 1960 article at http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/recursive.html Note the historical use of commas as separators in proper lists. The dot notation is probably a parallel to the commas, allowing sy...
by tkbits
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Scheme
Topic: Scheme To C Compiler
Replies: 2
Views: 5040

Re: Scheme To C Compiler

As it's not generating any C code, this is just the first step. All you need to do is break out the subexpressions, bind their results to new symbols, and restate each subexpression so that it contains exactly one procedure call. It looks like one let is used for the outermost procedure call, and th...