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Re: Re: Re: declaring integers

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  • Subject: [mg13149] Re: [mg13133] Re: [mg13063] Re: declaring integers
  • From: wself at (Will Self)
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 07:42:01 -0400
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Dave Withoff asks:

>In particular, are there any essential features of Scheme (other
>than generating errors for undefined procedures) that you can't find in

Since you ask...

Scheme has call-with-current-continuation.  Mathematica has nothing that
even approaches this incredibly powerful function.

Scheme, like other versions of Lisp, allows the creation of macros.
Using macros, you can turn it into whatever language you want.

Will Self

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