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Re: Lexical syntax for boxes

Alex Shinn scripsit:

> > 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.

If we want to.  But I argue that we don't: rather than extending
`equal?` in idiosyncratic ways that may or may not be what people
actually want, we should provide a way for them to get what they want.

> 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.


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