[r6rs-discuss] R5RS is not a baseline
grettke at acm.org
Sat Feb 21 00:17:43 EST 2009
On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:37 PM, Brian Harvey <bh at eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Thomas Lord <lord at emf.net> says:
>>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
> Well, it is to me, and I guess maybe some other people.
In popular case-sensitive languages today like Java and C#, the
majority of programmers make a point never to use case alone to
distinguish between variables due to the obvious errors that doing so
often introduce. Case-sensitivity is a burden to the programmer that
should be solved by the language.
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