[R6RS] Case-sensitivity response: proposed addition

Michael Sperber sperber at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Dec 6 03:40:33 EST 2006

Anton van Straaten <anton at appsolutions.com> writes:

> "However, to accomodate those who rely on case-insensitivity, the
> report will allow the case sensitivity of expressions to be specified
> in the read syntax.  The lexemes #!cs and #!ci will be used as
> prefixes to mark expressions containing symbols which should be
> treated as case-sensitive or case-insensitive, respectively."

I think that would be a horrible kludge, much worse than either of the
individual choices.  It piles feature upon feature in the worst
possible way.  I could see us talking about in the appendix, allowing
us to have this kind of thing for a transitory period, but to have
this as a permanent fixture would create all kinds of problems, and
confusing programs.

Cheers =8-} Mike
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