??? the draft/final/withdrawn status of the SRFI, information on how to subscribe to its mailing list, and important dates in its history. The editor will add this section.
??? abstract, preferably shorter than 200 words. Please outline the need for, and design of, the proposal.
??? Optional section that may point out things to be resolved. This will not appear in the final SRFI.
??? detailed rationale. This should be 200-500 words long. Please explain why the proposal should be incorporated as a standard feature in Scheme implementations. List related standards and SRFIs, including dependencies, conflicts, and replacements. If there are other standards which this proposal will replace or with which it will compete, please explain why the present proposal is a substantial improvement.
??? detailed specification. This should be detailed enough that a conforming implementation could be completely created from this description.
Please include examples. They make it much easier for readers to understand your proposal.
Please follow the linguistic conventions described in the FAQ. In particular, please follow the conventions about the use of the terms must, must not, required, shall, shall not, should, should not, recommended, may, and optional defined by RFC 2119. This convention has been adopted by R7RS Small, too, in section 1.3.2 (PDF).
Also by convention, the phrase it is an error to X is used in Scheme documents to mean that X is not allowed, but to leave it up to the implementer to decide what to do in response. Implementations may signal an error, assign some new meaning to X, or fail catastrophically.
??? explanation of how it meets the sample implementation requirement (see process), and the code, if possible, or a link to it
We use the phrase sample implementation instead of reference implementation because the latter implies that the implementation itself is the source of truth, whereas for SRFIs, the document is normative.Source for the sample implementation.
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