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Re: What's so cool about Scheme?

Mike Newhall <mike@newhall.net> writes: 
> The point of all this is the question: Is Scheme really a
'functional programming language' or is it just a really general
purpose tool that allows functional programming?

the latter.  the good thing is the dynamic range (it has a very simple
kernel on which powerful abstractions can be built), which seems to be
a result of the syntax and years of development.