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Abdulaziz Ghuloum wrote:
SRFI-59 and SLIB use the environment variable SCHEME_LIBRARY_PATH to configure their single Scheme-source library directory. If SRFI-103 appropriates SCHEME_LIBRARY_PATH for its use, it will cause SRFI-59 and SLIB supporting implementations (of which there are many) to fail.I'm not sure there is a conflict in practice if this SRFI uses the name SCHEME_LIBRARY_PATH since the intersection of users/implementations that use both R6RS and SLIB is practically 0.0.
Larceny supports both SLIB and R6RS. I have both a number of R5RS implementations with SLIB, and a few R6RS implementations installed at the same time; and this is not that rare.
The whole idea of using "SCHEME_LIBRARY_PATH" is to say where your Scheme files are.
SCHEME_LIBRARY_PATH in this SRFI only specifies where R6RS libraries are. If R^NRS libraries (for some N > 6) will not be compatible, you'll end up with the same kind of conflict.