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Re: A few starting questions
--- "Schol-R-LEA;2" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Email: noelwelsh <at> yahoo <dot> com
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