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Re: Withdrawal near




Just a wish...

I am increasingly terrified by the complexity of the proposals that are
meant to fuel the progress of Scheme as a language, i.e. R6RS.

Please reduce things to the essence before you decide to extend
the Scheme language itself.

In the case of SRFI 76 this means the following. You write:

> The explicit-naming syntactic layer cannot be implemented using syntax-rules alone.

Clearly, this is even more true for the implicit-naming syntax.

Are the features worth it? Are there alternatives that would be able to most
of it with plain hygienic macros? Would that be much of a sacrifice?

(As you might know, I sometimes teach students "If your extension cannot be
done with procedures and hygienic macros, it might not be worth doing at all.")

Sebastian