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Re: SRFI-115 issues

Alex Shinn scripsit:

> You didn't give any justification for this conclusion.
> What's wrong with providing features?

For one thing, there is no way to do it.  If I write a portable
implementation that supports backreferences, how do I cause the existence,
or even the importation, of that package to assert the regexp-backrefs
feature?  After all, I might have several different implementations
lying about.

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