[erlang-questions] Scheme on the Erlang VM

Joel Reymont <>
Sat Jun 2 12:28:28 CEST 2007


On Jun 2, 2007, at 11:22 AM, Mikael Pettersson wrote:

> The main issue is mutable data structures: composite Erlang
> terms (cons cells, tuples, binaries) are immutable, but Lisp
> and Scheme require the ability to destructively update fields
> in such terms.

I don't think this is an absolute requirement for Scheme.

Also, "mutability" can be implemented, just like in Erlang, by  
returning a copy of the original data structure.


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