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Re: english names for symbolic SREs
On 12/1/2013 4:33 PM, Alex Shinn wrote:
You repeatedly dismiss concerns from
actual users of the SRE syntax that they would
need to rewrite their code and their _data_ files.
Procedure names can be rebound by the module
system, but data can't, and SREs could be in use
by people who aren't even programmers.
If short names are not part of the standard, SCSH and IrRegex can
continue to support them as an extension to the standard. Peoples code
would continue to work. Peoples regular expressions would continue to
work, they would just not be portable. Yes, if they wanted their regular
expressions to be portable, they would have to rewrite them.
But this SRFI is for SREs and their users.
If this SRFI is not destined to become part of R7RS-large, then I
apologize. I am embarrassed that I proposed to eviscerate your SRFI and
more. I will shut up and go away.
But, I am under the impression that there is a plan to make this SRFI
part of R7RS-large. If this is the wrong time and place to have raised
my issues, when and where are the right place?