Re: naming of string-trim, etc. shivers@xxxxxx 16 Jun 2000 20:16 UTC
This issue has come up before, and it is a sensible suggestion. However, there's a larger consideration, which is consistency with an established convention used in SRFI-1: - left-to-right is no suffix - right-to-left is -right suffix This convention is going to come up again in other SRFIs (e.g., vectors). So let us stick firmly to it. -Olin ------ From: email@example.com Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 15:53:12 -0400 I'd like to propose a change that has no semantic effect on the SRFI, just renaming of string-trim, string-trim-right and string-trim-both. I think string-trim-both would be the most commonly-used of the three; it should be named string-trim. The string-trim-right procedure should be renamed because of the left-to-right language assumption. CURRENT PROPOSED string-trim string-trim-head string-trim-right string-trim-tail string-trim-both string-trim Note that in MIT Scheme (string-trim " hi ") ==> "hi".