[R6RS] Case sensitivity

Richard Kelsey kelsey
Sun Oct 31 18:07:19 EST 2004

   From: Michael Sperber <sperber at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de>
   Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 19:51:15 +0100

   - HCI research indicates that case insensitivity is more

This certainly matches my experience, but do you have any
references?  I use a case-sensitive language in my day job
and could use some help in my crusade to ban mixed-case
identifiers in the company's source code.

   I'd appreciate if people added to this list.

I'd appreciate it if we don't reopen the issue, unless there
is a compelling reason.  Are there any new arguments that
weren't equally applicable during the last N revisions of the
report?  Before going through all the pros and cons on the
issue, what is the argument for reopening the discussion?

Each Scheme report is produced by a different group of people.
A lot of the decisions are based on the then-current committee's
taste.  On issues like case sensitivity the majority is likely
to shift back and forth as the group changes.  If we are going
to reverse an old decision we need to have reasons good enough
to avoid having the next committee rehash the whole thing again.

As an example, it makes sense to me that we take a good look
at unspecified order-of-evaluation.  It presents a real
obstacle to writing portable code, something that is a much
higher priority now than it was when the decision was first

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