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Re: Please help on some questions.

From: Chris Hanson
Subject: Re: Please help on some questions.
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:35:39 -0800

The read procedure is in the file “src/runtime/input-port.scm”; most of the implementation is in “src/runtime/reader.scm”.

In general, to find a definition, look in “src/runtime/runtime.pkg” and search for the name; the corresponding file will be shown in the package definition.
On Feb 20, 2020, 5:25 AM -0800, Scheming Pony <address@hidden>, wrote:
For example, where can I find the function `read` or `eval` ? In the case of

[Grandios scheme to reword and rename SICP with the picture language now in 3D--complete with free polarizing glasses, "SICP-TNG", elided.]

I actually think this is a good question for the -devel list. It's a good place to start when trying to understand the source. I'm also interested in what "off list" advice this person received.

My advice FWIW:

(1) Also see p. 561 of SICP 2e footnote 29.
(2) The R in (R)EPL is for "read". What do we need to read "eval"? A reader!

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-- sjm

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