[r6rs-discuss] [Formal] nothing is said to be safe
William D Clinger
will at ccs.neu.edu
Thu Jan 25 14:33:34 EST 2007
I am posting this as an individual member of the Scheme
community. I am not speaking for the R6RS editors, and
this message should not be confused with the editors'
eventual formal response.
Mike Sperber wrote:
> This is an editorial oversight, and I believe that the consensus of
> the editors was that all programs are intended to be safe as per the
> report. (I've made the corresponding change.) Please let me know if
> you disagree.
If the report requires all programs to be safe, then
R6RS-conforming implementations will be forbidden to
execute programs that link with libraries written in
unsafe languages such as C, C++, and assembly language.
That may well be the consensus position of the editors,
but I regard that position as a radical change to the
Scheme programming language, and as a mistake of truly
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