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Re: [scheme-reports-wg2] Re: Tangerine Edition penultimate report: how I
Re: [scheme-reports-wg2] Re: Tangerine Edition penultimate report: how I voted, how you're voting
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:11:41 +0100
I am satisfied with the approach taken by R7RS of being both small and
Le sam. 19 janv. 2019 à 22:39, John Cowan <address@hidden> a écrit :
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 3:20 PM Ivan Raikov <address@hidden>
>> Isn't the difference with R6RS that R7RS-large draws extensively on
>> SRFIs which are indeed attempts to codify existing practices?
> SRFIs don't always codify existing practice, including the SRFIs drawn on
> in past, present, and future R7RS-large ballots. The original intention
> of the
> Steering Committee, I think, had nothing to do with SRFIs; I simply decided
> when writing the charter (which the committee approved) to leverage both
> existing and to-be-written SRFIs in order to be able to create R7RS-large
> piecemeal, which has always seemed to me the only practical approach.
> That said, SRFIs often do refer to existing implementations, or
> of languages other than Scheme.
>> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 5:15 PM Per Bothner <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > On 1/16/19 6:27 AM, John Cowan wrote:
>> > > So what is happening is that people are voting for more rather than
>> less, as with the Red Edition. This encourages me that I'm going in a
>> sensible direction with the large language.
>> > For the record, I'm extremely leery of the more-is-better approach.
>> > We seem to be adding a large number of very large APIs, which seems
>> > to be contrary to the Scheme ideal of small well-chosen primitives
>> > that work synergistic well together. People were unhappy with R6RS
>> > because of its size and that so much of it was invention rather than
>> > codifying existing practice. R7RS-large is the same - but much more so.
>> > --
>> > --Per Bothner
>> > address@hidden http://per.bothner.com/
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