Hi Tomas and Alex,
thanks much for the patience. i'm getting there. hopefully. and slowly. :)
On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Tomas Hlavaty <t...@logand.com> wrote:
> Hi Edwin,
>> reading the docs again after this, (let) evaluates while (bind) does
>> not. i hope i got that right.
> I think it's the other way round, see bellow 'up' and 'up.'.
>> i see. but i still have to experience them firsthand. looking at the
>> java.wl, you have (up.) and (if.).
> (up [cnt] sym ['val]) -> any
> (up. ['cnt] 'sym ['val]) -> any
> I think that 'up' can be implemented on top of 'up.'. I tried that in
> java.wl but in the end I kept it implemented in java for some reason.
>> i'm actually in the process of skinning minipicolisp to retain the wl
> That's an excelent exercise;-)
> Some time ago somebody suggested very neat implementation of 'let' using
> function application (it's archived on this mailing list). In the
> spirit of wl, i.e. minimal native code and as much as possible in lisp,
> it would be good to use that instead of native 'let', 'let?' and 'bind'.
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