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 one year ago
In Racket, say you're given this:
'( 'blah 'foo a)
and a is not defined. If you're iterating through the list, how can you test whether the element is a 'symbol (like blah or foo) or if it's an unbound variable, like a?
 one year ago
In Racket, say you're given this: '( 'blah 'foo a) and a is not defined. If you're iterating through the list, how can you test whether the element is a 'symbol (like blah or foo) or if it's an unbound variable, like a?

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alexray19
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What I'm trying to do is write a list of differentiation rules that uses patterns. So an input matching the pattern '( ('ddx ('plus u v))), where u an v are pattern variables, should be translated to '( ('plus ('ddx u) ('ddx v))). But my "translator" will need to know that 'plus is just a symbol, while u and v are pattern variables.

wio
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What about `(symbol?` ` )`

wio
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The pattern variables won't be symbols, correct?
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