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Re: Common Lisp solved this problem 20 years ago

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Taylor Campbell scripsit:

> While type declarations are useful (though I *abhor* the :: syntax),
> limiting declarations solely to types, I think, is not, and they do
> not usefully subsume semantic distinctions, which may go deeper than
> simply coercing values here & there, and which should be provided in
> the form of different procedures with different semantics; e.g., the
> (MODULAR-ADDER n) &c. procedures I suggested earlier.  Declarations
> are useful to have, such as (DECLARE ARRAY-INDEX FOO BAR-ARRAY), but
> I think they are really out of the scope of this SRFI.


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