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Re: Error objects in general
It's different because #f is a useful value, not a signal that some
operation failed or was invalid.
#f is often used to signal failure. For examples, look no further than
string->number and assoc.
In general, operations that are
supposed to retrieve a value can fail, and then what value do they
Yup, you've identified one of the oldest problems in interface design.
Dr Alan Watson
Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica
Universidad Astronómico Nacional de México