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Re: [MIT-Scheme-devel] Keywords

From: Joe Marshall
Subject: Re: [MIT-Scheme-devel] Keywords
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 17:16:21 -0700

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Chris Hanson <address@hidden> wrote:
> In which case READ should be told what it is supposed to do, or the
> thing you're reading should also be marked.
> The syntax marker isn't a per-file marker, it's a marker of an input
> stream.  READ should have defaults that it uses in the absence of any
> stream markers.

Wouldn't it be considered metadata?  Then an explicit marker would mean
that you have in-band metadata (with all the wonderfulness that entails).

> And no, there isn't currently a standard mechanism for doing any of
> this.  But there should be.  Want to implement one?

I'm thinking about it.


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