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Scheme Digest #125

   Date: 27 May 89 01:47:09 GMT
   From: Robert Steven Glickstein <bobg+@andrew.cmu.edu>

   > Excerpts from ext.nn.comp.lang.scheme: 25-May-89 Scheme Digest #125
   > Jonathan Shapiro@POLYA.S (631)

   > Very well.  I hereby specify an object whose name is


   I second the motion.  I am currently designing ELSIE (the "Embedded Lisp
   [Scheme] Interpreter, `ELSIE'"), and I'd rather not have to make
   arbitrary decisions about what SET! returns (for instance).  (Actually,
   set! is a bad example, since I believe it should return the new value,
   which I guess I'm proposing for R4RS, but you get the idea.)

   -Bob Glickstein

Since the return value is left unspecified, you don't have to make an arbitrary
decision.  Simply created #UNSPECIFIED in your implementations and return it.
This is completely consistent with the current standard.  Just don't force
#UNSPECIFIED on the rest of our implementations. 

					Morry Katz