Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments Lassi Kortela (22 Feb 2020 00:48 UTC)
Comparing current and potential future syntaxes Lassi Kortela (22 Feb 2020 01:25 UTC)
Re: Comparing current and potential future syntaxes John Cowan (22 Feb 2020 22:17 UTC)
Re: Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments John Cowan (22 Feb 2020 21:22 UTC)
Re: Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments Lassi Kortela (22 Feb 2020 22:17 UTC)
Hygiene and allow-other-keys Lassi Kortela (22 Feb 2020 22:39 UTC)
Re: Hygiene and allow-other-keys Shiro Kawai (22 Feb 2020 23:48 UTC)
Re: Hygiene and allow-other-keys John Cowan (22 Feb 2020 23:52 UTC)
Re: Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments John Cowan (22 Feb 2020 23:40 UTC)
Re: Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments Shiro Kawai (22 Feb 2020 23:58 UTC)
Re: Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments Lassi Kortela (23 Feb 2020 00:12 UTC)
Re: Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments John Cowan (23 Feb 2020 01:03 UTC)
Required keyword arguments Lassi Kortela (23 Feb 2020 07:39 UTC)
Re: Required keyword arguments John Cowan (23 Feb 2020 16:35 UTC)
Re: Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments Marc Nieper-Wi├čkirchen (23 Feb 2020 08:33 UTC)
Re: Wrapping up SRFI 177: Portable keyword arguments Lassi Kortela (23 Feb 2020 10:09 UTC)

Required keyword arguments Lassi Kortela 23 Feb 2020 07:39 UTC

>     The point of keyword args is to be optional
>
> Sometimes they are all in fact mandatory, but there are too many and we
> want to use keywords for their self-documenting powers.  In Harlan, my
> favorite toy language (don't bother googling for it),

The GPU thing? https://github.com/eholk/harlan

> all procedures are
> called using keywords unless they have less than three arguments.  If
> the arguments are left and right, the name is a binary operator, and if
> there is only right, a unary operator.

Smalltalk does that as well. And IIRC Swift and Objective-C who got it
from Smalltalk.

Racket can do required keyword arguments. If Scheme gets an "all bells
and whistles" keyword SRFI, maybe that SRFI should let people make them.