4.1.6. Internal Definitions
Exercise 4.18

Alternative strategy for scanning out definitions

Consider an alternative strategy for scanning out definitions that translates the example in the text to

(lambda 
  (let ((u '*unassigned*)
        (v '*unassigned*))
    (let ((a )
          (b ))
      (set! u a)
      (set! v b))
    ))

Here a and b are meant to represent new variable names, created by the interpreter, that do not appear in the user's program. Consider the solve procedure from section 3.5.4:

(define (solve f y0 dt)
  (define y (integral (delay dy) y0 dt))
  (define dy (stream-map f y))
  y)

Will this procedure work if internal definitions are scanned out as shown in this exercise? What if they are scanned out as shown in the text? Explain.


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