[r6rs-discuss] [Formal] please make square brackets more useful
William D Clinger
will at ccs.neu.edu
Wed Jun 20 08:12:07 EDT 2007
Sam TH wrote:
> This also requires that the various special forms defined in the R6RS
> would need to specify if they allowed or required square brackets.
> For example, if it was decided that cond required square brackets, it
> would be much harder to port existing R5RS code to R6RS. If it was
> decided the other way, the large quantities of code written currently
> with square brackets could not be made to work with R6RS.
The "large quanatities of code" that use square brackets
are not R5RS code. So far, the editors have generally
rejected arguments based on preserving the usefulness of
code that does not even conform to the R5RS.
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