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Re: Scheme Resuest for Implementation
I have one problem with the current SRFI situation -- it seems a bit
restrictive. There is a need for documents that do other than simply
spec a language feature or interface. E.g., a requirements list of
what a particular feature should have (such as a condition system),
or other bits of encapsulated wisdom. Not all RFCs spec protocols.
I note, for example, the SRFI-0 is really not a language-feature spec,
although it does involve a small one. It's really mostly a procedure
spec. I think either
- SRFIs should be extended to allow these kinds of documents,
*at the discretion of the editors* (i.e., a dictatorial system,
run by a Scheme-like "Jon Postel" person, who enjoys trust and
respect, or perhaps a 2-out-of-3 acceptance mechanisms, given
- A *parallel* set of documents, SRFCs, should be established
for non-implementation-requesting documents.