[r6rs-discuss] Case sensitivity
Guillermo J. Rozas
gjr6765 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 18:03:08 EST 2009
On Feb 21, 2009, at 1:24 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> On Feb 21, Guillermo J. Rozas wrote:
>> It _is_ an arbitrary choice, and Scheme, like many Lisp dialects,
>> had traditionally been case insensitive. R6RS decided to be
>> gratuitously incompatible.
> "These days" case-insensitive Lisp dialects are gratuitously
> incompatible with most of the rest of the world. (And IMO the
> argument of "Lisp existed before Unicode, and will exist after it" is
> a poor one.)
The Windows and MacIntosh file systems are case insensitive.
That's a gratuituous incompatibility?
And why do you think they are that way?
And don't tell me that they don't support Unicode or
The universe of programmers is far smaller than the universe of computer
users, and computer users (except for ordinary Unix ones, which tends
to be a subset
of the universe of programmers) would scream if they ever had to
deal with case sensitivity.
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