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> bear wrote: >> So, yes, I'm advocating that the spec should require all collections >> that are going to work in this "generic collections framework" to >> adhere to a specific published data format -- probably as vectors >> or records encapsulating all the needed functions. scgmille@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > I feel that this will overly limit the usefulness in the long term. > In the short term, yes, it may allow for drop in collections, but > should a real generic dispatch standard come about, it would not only > invalidate the mechanism you're describing, but the rest of SRFI-44 as > well since they would be specified in the same place. Why would it invalidate the whole thing? If a better solution becomes apparent in the future, then release a new SRFI that describes the delta from the old crusty implementation. -- Bradd W. Szonye http://www.szonye.com/bradd