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Re: Ready to finalize SRFI 38.
On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, Marc Feeley wrote:
>I took a quick last look and found something unexpected:
> <indexnum> --> <digit 10>+ | <radix R> <digit R>+
>Why does <indexnum> allow a radix? When is such a thing useful? This
>is a problem for Gambit because it allows symbols to start with a "##"
>prefix. So for example ##o12# is a symbol, but SRFI-38 would treat
>this as if it were #10# . Is there any rationale for this?
I didn't think it was useful, but I got a request for allowing
it to be formatted with different radixes, etc. Since R5RS
doesn't specifically mention symbols starting with # as a
possibility, I figured this was the simplest way to handle it.
If it will actually break stuff in Gambit, would the person who
asked for radix variants, etc, please explain why it's a good
idea? Because if nobody convinces me, I'm willing to yank it out.