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;; A simple interpreter for addition and subtraction.
;;
;; Morgan McGuire morgan@cs.williams.edu
; Grammar
(define num? number?)
(define (add? e) (and (list? e) (equal? (length e) 3) (eq? (first e) '+)))
(define (sub? e) (and (list? e) (equal? (length e) 3) (eq? (first e) '-)))
(define (expr? e)
(or (num? e)
(add? e)
(sub? e)))
; The calc evaluator (interpreter)
(define (calc e)
(cond
; Value of a number is itself
[(num? e) e]
; Value of a sum is the sum of the evaluation of its arguments
[(add? e)
(let ([lhs (second e)]
[rhs (third e)])
(+ (calc lhs) (calc rhs)))]
; Value of a difference is the difference of the evaluation of its arguments
[(sub? e)
(let ([lhs (second e)]
[rhs (third e)])
(- (calc lhs) (calc rhs)))]))
(calc '(+ 1 2))