Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#40 closed task (fixed)

SRFI vs. R6RS precedence

Reported by: arcfide Owned by: alexshinn
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: WG1 - Core Keywords:
Cc: arcfide@…

Description

Given equal technical merit and compatible extensibility for WG2, should WG1 prefer SRFIs or standardized behaviors from R6RS when faced with the choice. For example, a version of syntax-violation vs. syntax-error.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by cowan

I believe that we should in general favor the SRFIs. There are relatively few R6RS implementations (about six, depending on how you count), whereas there are many implementations of SRFIs (the median SRFI is implemented in seven Schemes). Certainly I'd prefer to standardize a highly popular SRFI such as SRFI 9 (25 Schemes) or SRFI 6 (24 Schemes) to the incompatible R6RS versions of syntactic records and string ports.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by cowan

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

The WG voted to prefer SRFIs.

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