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@@ 40,9 +40,7 @@ evaluates to 10.
Define an `and` operator.
Define an `xor` operator.

If you haven't seen this term before, here's a truth table:
+Define an `xor` operator. If you haven't seen this term before, here's a truth table:
true xor true = false
true xor false = true
@@ 93,13 +91,11 @@ Now we can write:
(p getfirst) ; will evaluate to 10
(p getsecond) ; will evaluate to 20
If you're bothered by having the pair to the left and the function that
+If you're puzzled by having the pair to the left and the function that
operates on it come second, think about why it's being done this way: the pair
is a package that takes a function for operating on its elements as an
argument, and returns the result of operating on its elemens with that
function. In other words, the pair is also a function. (Of course, in the
untyped lambda calculus, absolutely *everything* is a function: functors,
arguments, abstracts, redexes, valueseverything.)
+is a package that takes a function for operating on its elements *as an
+argument*, and returns *the result of* operating on its elements with that
+function. In other words, the pair is a higherorder function. (Consider the similarities between this definition of a pair and a generalized quantifier.)
If you like, you can disguise what's going on like this:
@@ 114,7 +110,7 @@ instead of:
(p getfirst)
However, the latter is still what's going on under the hood.
+However, the latter is still what's going on under the hood. (Remark: `(liftedf ((makepair 10) 20))` stands to `(((makepair 10) 20) f)` as `(((makepair 10) 20) f)` stands to `((f 10) 20)`.)