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Re: A possible solution?

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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