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Re: [MIT-Scheme-devel] Keywords

From: Chris Hanson
Subject: Re: [MIT-Scheme-devel] Keywords
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:10:53 -0700

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Joe Marshall <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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 how would that wonderfulness affect this situation?  What
alternative would you propose?

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