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Re: Lexical syntax for boxes

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On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Alan Watson <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

My feeling is that the spirit of equal? is "equivalent same in the absence of mutation, eqv?, and eq?".

I agree.
However, R7RS abandoned this for records, presumably for a good reason.

R7RS-small left this unspecified, leaving room for WG2 to fill in the gap.

I think the best thing all around is to treat boxes as what they are - simple
single-valued records - and let the record specification apply to them.
Anything else is confusing.