[r6rs-discuss] Case sensitivity
Guillermo J. Rozas
gjr6765 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 08:44:50 EST 2009
On Feb 22, 2009, at 9:18 PM, Alan Watson wrote:
>> we should try to rectify the
>> backwards compatibility issues that were introduced in R6RS
> The genie is now out of the bottle.
> If the R7RS reverts to case-insensitivity, it will be breaking
> backwards compatibility with the R6RS. So, in order to revert to
> case-insensitivity, you have to argue that backwards compatibility
> with the R6RS is not worthwhile. But since backwards compatibility
> is the most convincing argument for case-insensitivity, you've just
> blown your case.
Unless you assume, as apparently many have done, that R6RS is a dead
end that has
not had very wide acceptance, with major implementations stating that
they would ignore it.
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