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"John.Cowan" <jcowan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > Thomas Bushnell BSG scripsit: > >> I want generically-named procedures to do the correct generic thing on >> the local system. I want no generically-named procedures mandated by >> the standard when they cannot be implemented correctly on a >> fancy/schmancy system. > > There is no "correct generic thing". Sure there is. A generically named function on a fancy/schmancy system should do the correct locale-dependent operation when case mapping is requested. It should also provide a "neutral" locale which will implement the locale-independent case mapping from the Unicode data files. >> Now if you want, as a system implementor, to continue to implement >> them, go right ahead. But *please* don't force every Scheme system, >> include a fancy/schmancy one, to do so! > > Fancy systems are precisely the ones that need both "small, fast, and simple" > and "large, slow, and complex". (These are relative terms.) Yep. And the exact contours are unknown. I'm not asking for nobody doing design; I'm asking for nobody doing design while they are doing standardization. As long as the functions do not rigidly require specific behaviors that are known to cause problems, and are not misleadingly named, I'm content.