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Re: New version of SRFI 113

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Kevin Wortman scripsit:

> Does R7RS-large have keyword arguments (or will it)? I think that in common
> use cases of sets, the overwrite-vs-preserve policy is immaterial and any
> reasonable default would be OK. But there are rarer uses cases when one or
> the other behavior is crucial. A keyword argument seems like a clean way of
> accommodating the rare cases without cluttering up the common ones.

It's possible to implement keywords using R5RS alone:  see
http://trac.sacrideo.us/wg/wiki/KeywordArgumentsArcfide>.  But
I'm reluctant to introduce such machinery just to handle a few
procedures in a single SRFI.

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