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Any Scheme value other than #f is true, not just #t.


The current implementation of BRL is actually a compiler, but this fact is easy to overlook since the compilation step is automatic.


By convention, Scheme procedures that return only #t or #f have a question mark at the end, and those that return other values do not. To be named consistently, one of brl-blank? or brl-nonblank? had to break this convention.


It is currently implemented as JDBC's java.sql.Statement object.


more precisely, activating the link


The double backslash is an artifact of Scheme strings, not the regexp pattern itself. When we want a literal backslash inside a Scheme string, we must escape it so that it shows up in the string at all. Scheme strings use backslash as the escape character, so we end up with two backslashes -- one Scheme-string backslash to escape the regexp backslash, which then escapes the dot. Another character that would need escaping inside a Scheme string is ".


Following regexp custom, we identify "word" characters as [A-Za-z0-9_], although these are too restrictive for what a Schemer might consider a "word".


\0, which is useful in an insert string, makes no sense within the regexp pattern, because the entire regexp has not matched yet that you could refer back to it.


A useful, if terminally cute, coinage from the abbots of Perl [Programming Perl].


Note that n0-255 lists prefixes as preferred alternates, something we cautioned against (see section 6.3.5 Alternation). However, since we intend to anchor this subregexp explicitly to force an overall match, the order of the alternates does not matter.


Model-View-Controller separation is a concept more applicable to stand-alone graphical interfaces than server-side web applications, but is used here for lack of a better term.

This document was generated by Bruce R. Lewis on 2003-6-9 using texi2html

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