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Re: SRFI naming

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>>>>> "MJ" == MJ Ray <markj@cloaked.freeserve.co.uk> writes:

MJ> Michael Sperber [Mr.  Preprocessor] <sperber@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
>> Yes, I did.  I'm sorry if I expressed myself poorly: I know what it's
>> supposed to mean, but I fail to see how it's easier to rememember than
>> the SRFI serial number.

MJ> Associated names are easier to remember than numbers.

We're going around in circles: Al is suggesting attaching variant
numbers to the names.

But the deeper issue is still the same: If the SRFI number doesn't
mean anything to you, include the title with it.

>> I still don't get it.  What's preventing you from using any name you like?

MJ> The lack of portable-across-implementation names, I guess.

What good are portable-across-implementation names if the module
system you're using them in isn't portable?  Once again, if you want
to "standardize" names, write up a document.  (As suggested in a part
of my email you deleted.)

Cheers =8-} Mike
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