[R6RS] proposed library/syntax-case changes
sperber at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de
Mon Aug 28 13:35:08 EDT 2006
dyb at cs.indiana.edu writes:
> I must have misunderstood. I don't see how the set of available libraries
> can fail to be dependent upon what's actually installed on the target
> system, which might not even be connected to a network to be able to find
> and install additional ones.
My original proposal had this wording:
>> - Do we want to restrict the set of libraries available through
>> `library-environment'? My inclinication is to say that at least the
>> library the reference to eval is in, and the libraries imported by
>> it must be available, and more libraries can be made available
>> through an implementation-specific mechanism. (Which we'd strongly
>> encourage implementors to provide.) This way people can ship sets
>> of libraries or applications containing calls to `eval' without
>> having to include everything that's, say, in the development system.
Which I intended to mean exactly what I take you to mean now.
To this, you objected strenuously. (And if you track down my
follow-ups, you can see that they differed on exactly this point.)
This wouldn't be a problem in and of itself, if you hadn't convinced
me of your position in the meantime.
Cheers =8-} Mike
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