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Re: Reasons for withdrawal



> Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
>> A programmer cannot implement a new collection type without knowing
>> the details of the dispatch method ....

scgmille@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I agree.  Thats why this is mentioned in the issues.  But thats a
> 'solve once' problem for the implementer.

It's a "must be solved" problem for everyone who implements the core of
SRFI-44 *and* for everyone who wants to add a new collection to the
system.

>> Yes, [enumeration] is useful. But you're still missing the point.
>> Between R5RS, SRFI-1, SRFI-13, and a little glue code, a programmer
>> can actually do *better* than he can with SRFI-44.

> Yes, but not for future collections.

SRFI-44 doesn't let him do better for future collections, because it
doesn't specify how to add new collections to the existing set.

BTW, for personal reasons unrelated to SRFI-44, I may not be able to
participate much in the discussion for a few days.
-- 
Bradd W. Szonye
http://www.szonye.com/bradd