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Re: propositions, oppositions, and some minor details

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On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Andre van Tonder wrote:

>Thanks, Bear,
>On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, bear wrote:

>> I'd prefer the reflection operator to be RECORD->LIST or
>> RECORD->VECTOR though.  The aggregation of things returned is
>> probably not going to make a coherent program expression; it
>> should be expressed as data instead, and the name of the
>> operator should reflect that.
>Noted (although I did think the term sexpr has wider use than just for
>program expressions).  Reflection is probably the weakest part of the SRFI
>and I am open to suggestions for improvement.

Well, I think of "sexpr", actually, as implying that what it returns
is a string, containing the surface syntax of an expression.

And I don't think returning a string is useful.  We want a list, or a

Since as far as I know every serious record system out there is
implemented as an underlying vector, I think RECORD->VECTOR would be
more natural to implement and more useful to work with.