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Takashi Kato scripsit: > I've noticed that the Index contains hashtable related APIs however > there is no description for them. They are just cut and paste errors: they should say "set-union", "set-intersection", etc. > whey it's using 'hash-table' instead of 'hashtable' which is official > name for R6RS? Because it's a silly name. The term has always been "hash table"; only Java (and C# which cloned Java) and R6RS use "hashtable", which in English looks like "hasht-able" with the suffix "-able" added to a nonexistent verb "hasht". Early drafts of R6RS used "hash table", but it was changed for compatibility with "bytevector" when Art Gleckler suggested <http://www.r6rs.org/formal-comments/comment-215.txt> that "byte-vector" would be better. We are stuck with "bytevector" now, but there are still a lot of programs using SRFI 69 and "hash-table". See my pre-SRFI proposal for extended hash table procedures at <http://trac.sacrideo.us/wg/wiki/HashTablesCowan>. -- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan@xxxxxxxx In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand. --Gerald Holton