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Re: updated SRFI-108

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On 02/04/2013 05:24 PM, John Cowan wrote:
A possible solution/compromise is to *require* that "&name[initial-exp]"
be followed by a braced-delimited literal part, if necessary empty:
This avoids the incompatibility.

I can live with that.  I have yet to be convinced once and for all that
initial-expressions are actually as useful as all that.  I'd rather
leave them as an optional extension.
Probably, but the difference is one of whitespace only, and it makes
     (foo &condition [bar 1 2])
     (foo &condition[bar 1 2])
differ very radically.  If initial & was rare, I'd probably feel better
about this, but it's common in SRFI 35 or R6RS code that deals with

Fair enough.  I made this change in

I can make initial expressions an optional extension if it is likely
to lead to more implementations supporting SRFI-108.  Implementors,
let me know.
	--Per Bothner
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