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Re: SRFI-88-style keywords

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: SRFI-88-style keywords
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 15:37:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)


"Julian Graham" <address@hidden> writes:

> I was looking at some SRFIs recently (specifically SRFIs 88, 89, and
> 90), and I noticed that Guile could support all three of them pretty
> easily if the reader allowed self-quoting keywords in which the colon
> comes at the end, a la SRFI-88.  The default reader behavior is to
> only parse tokens as keywords if they begin with #: (e.g., #:foo), but
> you can modify this behavior by setting the reader option (keywords
> 'prefix), which gets you keywords that start with just the colon
> (e.g., :foo).  What if we added another reader option, say, (keywords
> 'postfix), which would recognize SRFI-88-style keywords?

Looks like a good idea.

I tend to think we would not add it in 1.8, or at least not in 1.8.4, so
that the reader can stabilize before we break it again.  :-)


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