[r6rs-discuss] Community building
lord at emf.net
Sat Feb 28 02:51:26 EST 2009
On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 22:59 -0800, Elf wrote:
> I do not know of any other serious standards process that has intentionally
> operated amidst off-topic ramblings, spam, and newbie questions, without
> any form of moderation (ie, usenet). There may be a reason for this.
Probably the reason (imo) is that your pejoratives
are misplaced. That most -- *most* -- of the discussion
is not "off topic" and that the universal skepticism
about this standards effort and in some cases the deeper
deconstruction of the effort (and attempt to push things
to a better track) is, well, more wise.
If R7 lacks stupid pretense, it might come out kinda good.
But it's hard for R7 to lack pretense while simultaneously
preserving face, for some.
Of course, R7 should display some speculative pretense,
just like the earlier Rs. It should just be new and
updated pretense, unafraid of negating earlier pretenses.
"It's a report, not a standard."
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