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bug#10486: Patch: Fix case in identifiers starting sentences in doc/r5rs
bug#10486: Patch: Fix case in identifiers starting sentences in doc/r5rs/r5rs.texi
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:43:06 +0100
Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.93 (gnu/linux)
Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:
> Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Thu 12 Jan 2012 17:11, Bake Timmons <address@hidden> writes:
>>> The GNU coding standards advise sticking with proper case for
>>> identifiers, even if the identifier starts with a lowercase letter and
>>> appears at the beginning of a sentence.
>>> The Guile manual seems to follow this convention, with the exception of
>>> r5rs.texi, hence the attached patch.
>> Applied, thanks. Note that as R5RS is a historical document, we
>> probably won't be accepting textual changes to this file, though you
>> probably knew that already.
> Note that according to the R5RS, identifiers are not case sensitive, so
> e.g. 'Let*' is no less correct than 'let*'. In that context, it does
> not make sense to say "the identifier starts with a lowercase letter".
> Also, as Andy notes, it is an historical document.
> I would advocate reverting this patch.
Agreed. I would consider r5rs.texi read-only.