[r6rs-discuss] Case sensitivity
jmarshall at alum.mit.edu
Mon Feb 23 16:24:18 EST 2009
On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Alan Watson <alan at alan-watson.org> wrote:
>> Symbols need to be distinguished by orthography. It is how words
>> are distinguished.
> If English words were the only thing that symbols were used to represent,
> you might be right. John Cowan has just given you an counter example from
> German. Another is my own use of symbols to refer to variables and functions
> in mathematical notation, which are distinguished by orthography and case
> (and more). The R6RS allows me to write clearer portable code than the R5RS,
> because I can use and distinguish b and B and λ and Λ.
I'm only talking about the use of symbols in the default situation. Certainly
there are situations in which you may wish to use typography to distinguish
between different symbols.
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