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From: Nick <gentoo-lisp@...>
Subject: mit-scheme-c problems
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 08:56:33 +0000
Hi there,

I'm just learning Lisp, as I start to work through the Structure and 
Interpretation of Computer Programs book, and I'm having troubles 
getting the mit-scheme-c to be co-operative.

I rather suspect that the error lies with me being stupid, but I'd 
be everso grateful for a little help.

Essentially, whenever I try to load any scheme from a file into 
mit-scheme-c, it mis-reads it. A transcript will do well to 

echo '(define testvar 2)' | scheme
MIT/GNU Scheme running under GNU/Linux
Type `^C' (control-C) followed by `H' to obtain information about interrupts.

Copyright (C) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,
    1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
    2006, 2007 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO

Image saved on Wednesday December 23, 2009 at 4:25:28 AM
  Release 7.7.90.+ || Microcode 15.1 || Runtime 15.7

1 ]=>
;Unbound variable: |testvarâ|
;To continue, call RESTART with an option number:
; (RESTART 3) => Specify a value to use instead of |testvarâ|.
; (RESTART 2) => Define |testvarâ| to a given value.
; (RESTART 1) => Return to read-eval-print level 1.

2 error>
End of input stream reached.
Happy Happy Joy Joy.

The same thing happens if I try to load a file, either using 
mit-scheme-c < testfile or mit-scheme-c --load testfile

This happens with both versions in the Lisp overlay, 20080130 and

As I say, seems like it must be me being stupid, but I cannot see 

Thanks alot,


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-- Marijn Schouten (hkBst)
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