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Shriram Krishnamurthi <shriram@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > Per Bothner wrote: > > > Still, there are at least two Scheme dialects that *do* implement > > extended set!, so it seemed to make sense to make a srfi for it. > > In the abstract, yes, it makes sense. But you said the other > implementation is Guile, which (imo) isn't reeking of design taste. > Indeed, I hope the SRFI process can be just as fruitfully applied in > reverse: to use the discussions on SRFI lists to improve existing > Scheme implementations. another one is STk. > I would note that nobody from the Guile community has spoken up to > defend Guile's decision to add extended SET!, or addressed any of the > objections that have come up to it. I'm CCing this message to Mikael > Djurfeldt, an active Guile proponent, in the hope that the only reason > we haven't heard from the Guile community is that nobody from there is > reading this thread (which would itself be sad). I count at least two people (including myself). as to the discussion at hand: I, like Per, have not so far seen a convincing argument against the conflated mutator syntax. and I don't like the idea of multiplying syntax gratuitiously, but that's just me. > 'shriram --mike -- The whole idea of modules is so separatist, anyway. Can't we all just get along? -- Jim Blandy