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Re: A possible solution?
> 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.
> 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