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Re: r6rs incompatibilities

From: Julian Graham
Subject: Re: r6rs incompatibilities
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 09:02:25 -0400

Hey Andy,

>> We could make this more general, as the r7 committees are wont to do: if
>> #! is followed by whitespace or /, then read as a block comment;
>> otherwise read one token. In our case, we would read #!foo as #:foo. I
>> don't think this change would affect anyone. What do you think?
> Note that there are a couple of other #! constructs being considered for
> scheme 7, for example to control case folding. It seems more or less
> sensible. Perhaps we should read these as directives, and not as datums
> at all.
> There is also the possibility of introducing a reader option for this
> behavior.

Any chance we could go with my (admittedly sloppy) approach (or
something equally as quick) in the short term, and then, as they say
in the 'biz, "iterate?"  The above sounds sweet, but it seems like
it'd make more sense to tackle those things post-2.0.


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