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Re: Experience issues

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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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