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From: "felix" <felixundduni@xxxxxxxxxx> Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 10:36:24 +0200 SRFI-12 used HANDLE-EXCEPTIONS. Was this considered too verbose, or are there any other reason for choosing a different name? The problem is that HANDLE-EXCEPTIONS and WITH-EXCEPTION-HANDLER are too similar. Besides one being syntax and the other a procedure, the handlers are invoked in different contexts. The names give no clue as to which is which. Using TRY helps by making the names more distinct. Plus it has the same semantics as the TRY in other languages, making it easier to keep the differences straight. -Richard