(infinite-loop) is the newsletter of the Department of Computer Science. The department would like to be in continuous communication with alumni, supporters, and other friends, and this newsletter is one channel for that communication.
The name (infinite-loop) is something of a programming
pun. It indicates the department's desire for ongoing contact.
It is also an executable Scheme program. Here is the shortest
definition of (infinite-loop):
(define (infinite-loop) (infinite-loop))
How is that for a circular definition!
Issues of the (infinite-loop):
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