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Re: #\a octothorpe syntax vs SRFI 10



Matthias Radestock wrote:

Good point! Arrays would not have the same status as lists and vectors unless the quasiquotation and syntax-rules pattern/template syntax&semantics were extended to deal with them.

Srfi-10-style literals would be more appealing if they integrated
well with quasi-quotation.

What I'd mean is that something like this should be well-defined:
  `#,(tag datum1 ,datum2 ,@datum3)

If tag is defined using:
  (define-reader-ctor tag constructor)
the this would be equivalent to:
  `(,constructor datum1 ,datum2 ,@datum3)

Not sure how useful this is.  Also, the use of comma
in #, might be confusing whencombined with quasi-quotation.
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