> Could someone give me a plain and simple explanation of working with
> files. The DrScheme help desk and the websites i have visited are
> very very confusing. I would like to simply be able to open a file
> and read contents of it and use it in my programs. Maybe someone
> could refer me to a tutorial on it? Thanks in advance, Monty...
The relevant chapter of Dorai Sitaram's Teach_Yourself_Scheme_
_in_Fixnum_Days. (This may be what you are looking for.)
The draft of How_to_Use_Scheme has already some pages on file I/O.
This book relies on that Scheme system whose didactic front end you
seem to use (if I don't mix up things).
Since you are posting to comp.lang.scheme.SCSH -- browse sections 3.2
and 3.3 of the scsh manual dealing with file I/O and file system