[R6RS] Re: omnibus vote tallies
Anton van Straaten
anton at appsolutions.com
Wed May 3 12:18:04 EDT 2006
dyb at cs.indiana.edu wrote:
> I am changing my vote on
> 28: make () self-evaluating
> to abstain. Mostly I want to make sure we all agree what this means.
I don't feel particularly strongly about this one. In the absence of
any obvious benefit to e.g. writing portable code, I voted
conservatively, i.e. to keep the R5RS behavior.
However, afaik most Scheme implementations treat () as self-evaluating,
so perhaps there's no point to maintaining the fiction that it shouldn't
be. I wondered if there's a guiding principle here, i.e. should the
R6RS standardize the things which are already de facto standards unless
there's a good reason not to? If that were a principle, I'd switch my vote.
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