Mixing common lisp and scheme.
Tue, 3 Jun 1997 09:06:55 -0400
I said: It would be difficult to *mix* T and
Common Lisp, however.
Scott asked: Why is that?
Mostly because Common Lisp has separate namespaces for
functions and variables. If you wrote this in Common Lisp:
(defvar foo (function (lambda () 'bar)))
(defun foo () 'foo)
What would this Scheme expression eval to?
However, if you keep Scheme and Common Lisp separate,
I imagine that you could do this:
(cl-function foo) --> retrieves the function cell of foo
(set-cl-function! foo ...)
(set-cl-var! foo ...)
and on the CL side:
(setf (scheme-value foo) ...)
This is the easiest example that comes to mind.
Someone also mentioned this reference:
For a long discussion about the difficulty (but tractability) of
implementing Lisp on top of Scheme, see the Guile mailing list
archives at <A