[r6rs-discuss] JAR statement
Arthur A. Gleckler
scheme at speechcode.com
Fri Feb 20 21:24:48 EST 2009
> Point being: who cares? R6 has that bit about right
> in the sense where "right" means Reasonable. Or
> where "Right" means reasonable. Or where "right"
> means Reasonable.
> Or Some Such.
> For emphasis.
I care because case insensitivity is something that Scheme has had for
a long time, and because of the confusion that case sensitivity
causes, especially when one is trying to discuss a program out loud.
I've lived in the case-sensitive Java world for several years, where
it's a pain to have a conversation about lines like this:
Type type = new Type();
I don't want that to happen to Scheme. And I don't want that to
happen to the many students who learn programming through Scheme.
Case is just not an interesting thing for people to have to pay
attention to in a programming language.
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