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Re: Reasons for withdrawal



On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 07:50:21AM -0800, Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> > Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> >> This makes me wonder: If you can't specify the hooking-up code in the
> >> SRFI, then how are implementors supposed to do any better? Either it
> >> can be done, or it can't. If it can't be done, well, that's another
> >> major issue.
> 
> scgmille@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > The issue isn't whether its possible to connect a collection to some
> > dispatch system, but whether its possible to define an interface as a
> > frontend to any dispatch system.  Its the latter that may not be
> > possible.
> 
> This is why experimentation and implementation experience are useful. It
> lets you know whether an abstract design is really workable, or if it's
> just another unimplementable abstract design.

This is why I didn't rule out the idea of a generic interface to 
collection extension.  It just doesn't belong in this SRFI.

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