Generating procedure arguments

Subject: Generating procedure arguments
From: Chris Maden <crism@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 16:45:08 -0400 (EDT)
In the interest of modularity, I'm trying to pass function parameters
through one function to another.  Here's a simple solution:

(element a
	 (some-function other-fxn-args: '(arg1: value1)))

(define (some-function #!key other-fxn-args)
  (do-something (other-fxn (car other-fxn-args)
			   (cadr other-fxn-args))))

(define (other-fxn #!key arg1)
  (debug arg1))

This works correctly; (other-fxn) gets value1 as the value of arg1.
But I'd like to be able to pass an arbitrary number of arguments,
maybe keywords, maybe not, without the intermediary function worrying
about the nature and order.  But I can't do any loop function, since
those need to return a single object, and that won't work.

In short: is there any way to burst or split a list into its
components?  This would be a function that returns multiple objects,
which I'm not sure is possible, but it would be really nice if there
were a way to do this.

Thanks in advance,
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