No rush to finalize SRFI-170 (was Re: Yet another attempt to specify GECOS) hga@xxxxxx 26 Aug 2019 14:56 UTC

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> From: Lassi Kortela <>
> Date: Monday, August 26, 2019 9:42 AM

> Thanks for the hard work on the new draft. Is there a push to get it
> finalized soon, or do we still have a couple of months to work on it?

At minimum it can't be finalized until error signaling and timespecs
are broken out into their own SRFIs and finalized.  So no rush, although
I think I'm getting to a point where I will mostly set it aside for a
while and work on RDBMS standards.  I've got very little left for my
first cut of the Chibi Scheme implementation, later it needs at least
one cleanup pass.

I'm getting some ideas about error signaling, for example I *really*
want to be able to include information about precisely where an error
was detected, rather than force a user to for example figure out
exactly what was wrong with the ports he supplied to a with- or
without- procedure.  And that shouldn't be overloaded onto errno/inval.

[ pw_gecos stuff ]

- Harold