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Re: Use core or SRFIs?

From: Nala Ginrut
Subject: Re: Use core or SRFIs?
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:01:48 +0800

Personally, I prefer srfi. But sometimes I mix with RnRS.
I think it's better to avoid Guile specific things, however, Guile provides
many good things that the standard doesn't have.

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 11:56 PM Zelphir Kaltstahl <
address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello Guile Users!
> I have a question regarding usage of SRFIs in Guile code.
> Sometimes there are core functions, which are also available from an
> SRFI implementation. One example I am currently dealing with are bitwise
> operations for integer numbers. There is SRFI 60 and there are the core
> functions like logand, logior and so on.
> Usually I tend to think, that using the SRFI implementation in such
> situation is better, as it is an implementation of a common interface,
> which other Schemes might also have implemented. Using that makes code
> more portable to other Schemes. However, I want to be sure, that this is
> a good way of thinking about it. Are there ever arguments against using
> an SRFI implementation, when an SRFI implementation provides what I need?
> Another example are structs. I usually use SRFI 9 to make some structs,
> instead of the core record or struct type.
> What do you think?
> Best regards,
> Zelphir

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