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Re: record-mutator vs record-modifier



Per Bothner <per@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Many of the names of the procedural layer match those of
> the "record" feature in SLIB, which I believe is based on
> Pavel Curtis  1989 proposal.
>
> (Some of these functions are different, but I believe an
> implementation could overload both the old and the new specifications.)
>
> However, SRFI-76 uses record-mutator where SLIB uses record-modifier.
> Is there any reason for the for this difference?  I think that the
> old name is better than the new name, so why change it? 

I think the main reason is to be consistent with the wording "mutable"
and "immutable" in the syntactic layer, which don't have good (for
some measure of "good") counterparts on the "modifier" side of the
fence.

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Cheers =8-} Mike
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