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Dave Mason <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > As another datapoint, there are well over 2000 RFCs and nobody that > I've heard of has a huge problem with that. People know the ones they > care about. Zigactly! OTOH, there are two significant differences: RFCs tend to address larger units of functionality and RFC indices are widely distributed (e.g. every linux distro I've seen for years has the full set). > SRFIs are somewhere between RFCs and modules. But I don't actually > have a strong opinion either way. Well neither do I, really. I find that I do forget which SRFIs implement what, but I also find that it doesn't much matter because I know the ones I use heavily (0, 1, 9, 13, 14). Al*'s argument about the SRFI process assign entries in an alphanumeric address space, in addition to the numeric space, seems reasonable in some respects. However, a comment that I emailed privately to Ulrich Kaufman also seems particularly relevant. I would prefer that the SRFI process *not* canonize a rat's nest of competing memes, but that, over time, the best of the SRFIs would be ubiquitously implemented, diminishing the utility of the feature identifiers. david rush -- Scheme: Because pure lambda calculus gets tedious after a while. -- Anton van Straaten (the Scheme Marketing Dept from c.l.s)