On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 02:13:41PM -0700, Bradd W. Szonye wrote: > I'd also like to see some examples of the collections in use, to show > whether the interfaces are actually useful and intuitive. A good example > would be a function which sorts all the elements of a bag. > Basically, I'm worried by the lack of a usability design goal (indeed, > I've seen just the opposite), and I've seen too may examples of > incompatible definitions. While redefining the original "vector-set!" > may work well on the Scheme implementation you're using, it would work > horribly on PLT Scheme. (SRFI-44 is not alone there. SRFI-1 has a few > interfaces which just don't work on PLT.) SRFI-1 is a well designed SRFI. That anything in it cannot be implemented in PLT (which I'm quite surprised of) would speak poorly of PLT, not the SRFI. > > Basically, I'm asking whether you've eaten enough of your own dogfood to > know what it tastes like. If not, you may want to hold off on releasing > the SRFI to know whether it's something people will actually *want* to > use. I've eaten similar dog food in a lot of languages. If someone else volunteers to do what you ask, great.
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