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scgmille@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: >>> 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. Bradd wrote: >> 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. > Why build in obsolecence? Why assume that it will become obsolete? If it does, a new SRFI can specify how to upgrade. In the meantime, collection library implementors have a portable extension mechanism that they can actually use. -- Bradd W. Szonye http://www.szonye.com/bradd