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Scheme in Scheme
It is possible to write a relatively full, but brief meta circular Scheme interpreter in Scheme
(define (eval exp env)
  (cond ((self-evaluating? exp) exp)
        ((quoted? exp) (text-of-quotation exp))
        ((variable? exp) (lookup-variable-value exp env))
        ((definition? exp) (eval-definition exp env))
        ((assignment? exp) (eval-assignment exp env))
        ((lambda? exp) (make-procedure exp env))
        ((conditional? exp) (eval-cond (clauses exp) env))
        ((application? exp)  (apply (eval (operator exp) env)
                                          (list-of-values (operands exp) env)))
        (else (error "Unknown expression type -- EVAL" exp))))

(define (apply procedure arguments)
  (cond ((primitive-procedure? procedure
            (apply-primitive-procedure procedure arguments)))
        ((compound-procedure? procedure)
            (eval-sequence (procedure-body procedure)
                                     (parameters procedure)
                                     (procedure-environment procedure))))
        (else  (error "Unknown procedure type -- APPLY" procedure))))