[r6rs-discuss] Now, where were we?
cowan at ccil.org
Sun Feb 22 13:53:47 EST 2009
Mitchell Wand scripsit:
> Has case-sensitivity become a metaphor for some aspect of the future
> direction of Scheme?
Indeed. It shows what is to my mind the deepest cleavage in the
community, between the party of innovation and the party of arrested
innovation. (I forget who first used these terms: I saw them some forty
years ago in a paper on academic politics.)
> Can we get back to the main subject, please?
The Church of England once had an acrimonious controversy on the proper
orientation of the communion table: should the long axis of the table
be aligned with the long axis of the church, or perpendicular to it?
Hardly a significant issue -- on the surface.
But what it really meant was: Should the C. of E. be a fundamentally
Protestant institution, or should it allow Catholic (but non-Roman)
influences as well? A very important matter, given that the church was
founded by a king to facilitate his non-Roman divorce, but had become
completely Protestantized within a century.
A poetical purist named Cowan [that's me: cowan at ccil.org]
Once put the rest of us dowan. [on xml-dev]
"Your verse would be sweeter http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
If it only had metre
And rhymes that didn't force me to frowan." [overpacked line!] --Michael Kay
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