Different approaches to shaping code

It is fun to see how different people solve the same problem in code because you often learn new things in the process. In this thread in comp.lang.scheme, the original poster asked about how to define a particular shape of code, but without using non-hygienic macros. My approach is posted within the thread.

The solution itself is no where near as interesting as how it was reached. Basically I followed the lessons that I have been learning by studying HtDP, and the result was basically that the solution “wrote itself”. Granted, I have not reached a “Design Recipe” for writing macros (I suspect that there is not such a recipe in the book); but the disciplined approach may be followed all the same.

Everyone who wants to become a better programmer should read HtDP!


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