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Re: A few starting questions

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--- "Schol-R-LEA;2" <scholr1@comcast.net> wrote:

My 2p below...

> To start with, I was wondering if there was a general
> consensus as to what 
> sort of things would and would not be suitable for
> defining in an SRFI.

I think just about anything is appropriate.  If others may
benefit from it, it is suitable for a SRFI.  

> To what extent is elegance and appropriate style and
> idioms important?

Reasonably important.  If you want a language with every
crap idea under the sun there is Perl... *duck* (Perl isn't
THAT bad but it makes an easy target)
> Do SRFIs have a political or proselyting role

Of course.  It may not be official but they certainly have

> For example, suppose I were to propose (as I may well do,
> if it is suitable) an SRFI for a simple collection of 
> iterators and conditional forms along the following

I have little need for these (except maybe when and unless)
and find some of them distasteful but if there is a
reasonable justification you could propose it.  Many found
the generic SRFI (17?) distasteful but it got finalised
none the less.

> would it be seen as valid to 
> offer a common 'wrapper' interface for FFI forms... An  
> object system... A standard 
> set of OpenGL bindings? 

These all seem useful to me.
I'll let others answer your remaining questions.


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