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Re: [PATCH] Implement SRFI-105 curly infix expressions.

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Implement SRFI-105 curly infix expressions.
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:38:42 -0400
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
> My understanding was that the sweet-expressions folks already had
> something, no?

The implementation they have (which they call a "demo") reimplements the
entire reader from scratch.  There are several problems with this, the
worst of which is that it strongly discourages anyone from using the
syntax in code that they'd like to deploy.  You can't simply publish a
module with '#!curly-infix' at the top and have people use it.  You have
to ask them to install the sweet-expressions implementation first, and
then ask them to somehow arrange for your code to be read using the
special reader.

> And there as also this preliminary patch:
> What about applying first, then one above, then anything beyond?

With respect to nalaginrut, that patch was only the beginning, and was
never turned into a full implementation.  I have a fully-functional
patch that implements the full spec, complete with documentation, test
suite, and everything needed to enable people to easily use and deploy
curly-infix in their programs.


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