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Re: Reasons for withdrawal
Francisco Solsona wrote:
> Allow me to clarify my position. There are two opposing ideas
> regarding the open issues in SRFI-44:
> 1. Scott et al. say they are *minor* issues.
> 2. Bradd et al. say they are *major* issues.
> If they are indeed minor issues, then extending the draft period is
> not unprecedented. If they are not, then you are correct we should
> follow the withdrawal procedure to allow further discussion.
OK, that makes sense.
> I'm siding with Scott because, after all, he *is* the author and he
> thinks the issues are minor, and that the SRFI is very close to match
> the final product he has in mind.
Scott and I have been talking past each other on this point. I try to
classify issues as "major" or "minor" based on these criteria:
major becomes a defect if it isn't fixed before release
minor becomes an inconvenience if it isn't fixed
I think Scott uses them like this:
major fundamental problems with the design
minor isolated problems in the implementation
Unfortunately, I'm not entirely consistent, so I've probably switched
between the two meanings myself. I do believe that there are defects in
the design and the implementation both, although it's a bit difficult to
separate the two, given the nature of the proposal (which is more design
> There has been questions about the SRFI not conforming to the process
> (dependencies, conflicts, etc.), and I accuse myself of missing those.
> Please blame the poor editing, not the process, which I don't believe
> is being damaged by this case.
OK, that makes me feel better.
> One last thing, we are extending the draft period until November the
> 28th, and Scott will have to decide then what to do.
Bradd W. Szonye