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1 point by absz 3518 days ago | link | parent

That would work, except that

    (zap [cons 'head _] xs)
    (prn xs))
would come out as something like

and I'm not sure how to deal with that, even if we add spaces.

1 point by shader 3518 days ago | link

Adding spaces shouldn't be too hard; are you saying that we don't know how to handle indentation and newlines? I don't think that should be too hard. Looking at ppr and friends in string.arc should give us a clue as to that.

Is it possible to create a list in which the syntax is not expanded? I.e. preserve our syntaxification, after we've completed it? So that ', `, , ,@ [] become part of their symbols? That would probably be helpful, because then we could just use the built in ppr function, and not have to worry about formatting.