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Re: where define is legal
In article <8904201554.AA13117@spt.entity.com> firstname.lastname@example.org.COM (andrew lm shalit) writes:
Offhand, the following definition seems bogus:
(define (foo bool)
(define (result) #true)
(define (result) #false))
And indeed, when I try to run this in MacScheme, I get an error message.
I agree with the semantics, but I couldn't find anything in the R3
description of DEFINE which restricts where it may appear.
See section 5.2. Definitions:
"Definitions are valid in some, but not all, contexts where
expressions are. The are vlid only at the top level of a <program>
and, in some implementations, at the beginning of a <body>. [that is,
the body of a lambda, let, let*, letrec or define expression (from 5.2.2)]"
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