[r6rs-discuss] Inconsistent library names
d.j.gurnell at gmail.com
Wed May 30 06:23:40 EDT 2007
> In perusing through R5.92RS and now R5.93RS, I've noticed that the
> library names seem to be a bit inconsistent. The majority of names
> that refer to a single "data type" (I use the term loosely) do so in
> the plural:
> i/o ports
> records ...
> Whereas as a few others do so in the singular:
> arithmetic flonum
> It would seem to me to make sense to pluralize these for consistency:
> arithmetic flonums
> In addition, it would seem to also make sense to change 'arithmetic
> fx' to 'arithmetic fixnums' for consistency with 'arithmetic flonums'.
> Just my pedantic two cents,
IMO a high degree of pedantry is important here. R6RS is defining
library/procedure names that will probably be around for a while, and
will be hard to change retroactively.
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