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Re: complexity of mechanism

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On Apr 13, felix winkelmann wrote:
> Whether you use roll-your-own keywords by taking symbol/value pairs,
> or whether you wrap up arguments in a data-structure - there _are_
> ways to handle the problem of complex argument lists, and that don't
> require you to fix every call-site (please avoid redundant arguments
> in which situation what is to be preferred - I'm sure you get the
> gist of what I'm saying).

(I'm almost tempted to ask for such ways, but after hashing this for
way too many times I know what to expect.)

> [...]  It's just to easy to put a keyword-enabled interface onto
> everything.  [...]

and that's a very good argument for this srfi.

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