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felix wrote: > Yet, I find SRFI-7 suboptimal, for various reasons I have already > given (less typing (yes!), more natural, more straightforward, more > portable - across existing implementations). I refrained the first time around, but I really must object to this "less typing" advantage. It's an extremely short-sighted reason to support a proposal. If you want less typing, use macros or scripts to do the typing for you. It's an extremely trivial advantage, and all too often it turns into a net disadvantage in the long run. As for more natural, more straightforward, more portable: The first two are aesthetic judgments, and obviously several people disagree with your subjective opinion. The last makes no sense whatsoever; how is your proposal any more portable than SRFI-7? -- Bradd W. Szonye http://www.szonye.com/bradd