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comment Is Clojure, Scala and other restrained by the JVM vs CLR
I would also say that I like that Clojure forces you to write "(recur ...)" to denote tail-call optimization. That way, the compiler catches it when you want to do a tail call but messed it up by not making it the last operation in the function. In Scheme, such programmer errors are left uncaught until you blow your stack depth limit at run-time.
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comment Where can I read exemplary Scheme code?
I have started, but in asking this question I was hoping to avoid a linear search through code repository sites :) FWIW, my initial findings are that most public Scheme projects are abandonware.
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comment '<' versus '!=' as condition in a 'for' loop?
Whoa, this is a new idiom to me. Is "-->" a typo for "->", or is it some sort of funky composition of "-" and "->"? In either case, I assume this is the result of user-defined operator overloading, and not built-in behavior.
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comment Scheme vs Common Lisp: Which characteristics made a difference in your project?
Fantastic answer! I'll choose it, at least until a better one shows up :) One question: you say you made the decision to go with Chez Scheme based on the state of the field "a long time ago". Could you specify a year?
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