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3338 <p>I will refer you to the reference implementation of Arboretuum
3439 for details on the semantics of the language. Ordinarily I frown upon this
35 sort of practice &mdash; normatively defining a language by an implementation
36 rather than by a specification &mdash; but the interests of brevity, the experimental tack of the
40 sort of practice — normatively defining a language by an implementation
41 rather than by a specification — but the interests of brevity, the experimental tack of the
3742 project, the unsuccessful outcome of the experiment, and the relative
3843 well-definedness of the implementation language (the purely functional subset of R<sup>5</sup>RS Scheme) conspire
3944 to make the consequences of this choice less painful than usual.</p>