[r6rs-discuss] JAR statement
lord at emf.net
Fri Feb 20 21:30:39 EST 2009
The more serious case, perhaps, is that
case sensitivity is far, far *simpler* both
technically and politically.
Is the issue all that important, beyond that
On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 18:24 -0800, Arthur A. Gleckler wrote:
> > 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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