[R6RS] Case-sensitivity

Matthew Flatt mflatt at cs.utah.edu
Sun Feb 19 15:32:55 EST 2006

At Sun, 19 Feb 2006 20:59:13 +0100, Michael Sperber wrote:
> Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> writes:
> > Do you mean that section 3 of the status report should be titled
> > "Tentative Changes", and we should continue to debate all of those
> > points?
> I don't think so.  Case-sensitivity stands alone among those issues (I
> think) in that it doesn't have a formulated rationale, outside of
> personal preference or popular sentiment.

No, there's no deep technical argument in favor of square brackets or
`->'; we just sortof like them. And whatever `let-values' form we pick,
it will be because we all sortof agree that one of them looks nice.

The only distinguishing feature of case-sensitivity is that a few vocal
people like to debate it endlessly. We all know where the majority
opinion falls on case sensitivity, just as we know with square


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