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Re: Prefix, not postfix (poll)

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On Apr 11, Ben Goetter wrote:
> >> Syntax-rules should treat keywords as valid /identifier/s in a
> >> production.  I am thinking of the ":" token in Scsh SRE syntax.
> >>     
> > Why?  Keywords are a new type, so they should be used as valid
> > identifiers in syntax just like numbers, strings, and booleans
> Either way.  Per R5RS 7.1.5, one of /pattern datum/ or /pattern
> identifier/ needs emending.

Right -- my point is that changing it to treat keyword values as
identifiers in syntax-level code would result in a horrible mess.

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
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