Re: Miscellaneous comments taylanbayirli@xxxxxx (17 Aug 2015 08:21 UTC)
Re: Miscellaneous comments taylanbayirli@xxxxxx 17 Aug 2015 08:21 UTC
email@example.com (Taylan Ulrich "Bayırlı/Kammer") writes:
> There are now two people opposing 3-argument set!. I'll wait for some
> more input before removing it.
There was consensus among everyone I asked in that (set! (~ object
field) value) is preferable to (set! object field value).
There was one objection to using punctuation syntax like ~, which is
unfortunate but not critical. I believe most Schemers will agree that
heavy punctuation syntax on the level of Haskell (let alone APL) is
undesirable, but a piece of punctuation here and there for very common
concepts (like "field of a collection object") should be acceptable.
Draft #3 should be published soon.