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From: William D Clinger <will@xxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: getenv vs. locale Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 17:48:09 -0400 > Shiro Kawait wrote: > > Ultimately, the choice depends on the purpose of this srfi. > > If this one just wants to summarize "current practices", leave > > the behavior undefined and cross your fingers that it works > > "most of the time". If this one wants to provide a portable > > and robust basis, specify the behavior and encourage existing > > implementations to follow. I tend to vote the latter. > > If you want portable and robust behavior, then you should > try to avoid data structures (such as bytevectors) that > are not even implemented by a lot of systems, and have > competing lexical syntax and semantics (SRFI 4 vs R6RS) > even when implemented. I said "encourage existing implementations to follow". It doens't need to be implemented now. But your point taken. It's worthwhile to having the "current practices" type srfi, so leaving the 100% solution to another srfi sounds reasonable. --shiro