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Re: SRFI 115 editorial

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Alex Shinn scripsit:

> I think it's handy to include the short property names because many
> regexp libraries allow for matching these with something like \p{Lu}.

They allow it, but it's not really the Right Thing.  Lu is an artifact
of the general classification system, which doesn't allow something to
be both a symbol and a letter.  Alphabetic is far better, and it's what
should be exposed.

"Numeric" in R7RS means Nd, because the Nd values can all be treated in
the same way programmatically.  There should be an extended pattern for
N&, though.

I'm not sure I like having so many multiple names for patterns, however.
Pick one and stick to it, I think.

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