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Re: Lexical syntax for boxes

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On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 7:17 PM, John Cowan <cowan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Alex Shinn scripsit:

> I think it's good to have read syntax for most objects, but would
> prefer to handle this more generally, e.g.  SRFI-10/108.

SRFI 10 by itself is okay, but its suggested `define-reader-ctor`
mechanism suffers from phasing problems, as it is a run-time control
of a compile-time phenomenon.

Well, WG2 has to deal with phasing anyway.  One possibility would
be to make define-reader-ctor a library declaration.

SRFI-108 is pretty huge and scares me somewhat.  Maybe it's good,
but really for just read/write of records there are much simpler solutions
that will be easier to gain traction.