[r6rs-discuss] Lexical Syntax
pfr6rs at pnkfx.org
Mon Nov 12 14:25:27 EST 2007
On Nov 12, 2007, at 2:15 PM, Abdulaziz Ghuloum wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2007, at 1:30 PM, Felix Klock wrote:
>> The implementors of both Larceny and Ikarus either did not read that
>> sentence or did not interpret it in the same manner.
> Guilty your honors. Reported and fixed:
There is a deeper issue here that I did not point out explicitly.
Alan said: "I believe that the lexical grammar is defined by the
formal grammar in 4.2.1 modified by the rest of 4.2."
Why have a formal grammar that is then modified by informal text? I
had thought instead that the lexical grammar is defined by the formal
grammar in 4.2.1, and that the rest of 4.2 is explaining the
definition of the grammar (which is very different from modifying it).
I personally do not care how we resolve the issue of case sensitivity
in these cases, but I think it is important that we resolve how to go
about interpreting the R6RS in general.
Either there is a bug in the formal grammar, or we are going to agree
to this method of interpretation where we informally modify the
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