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Re: when GC is permitted Michael Sperber (14 Jan 2004 21:21 UTC)

Re: when GC is permitted Michael Sperber 14 Jan 2004 21:21 UTC

>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Feeley <xxxxxx@IRO.UMontreal.CA> writes:

Marc> But cond-expand is a portable 35 line R5RS macro.  How can you say it
Marc> is difficult to implement in any reasonable Scheme system?  I know
Marc> that you don't want to implement it in Scheme 48 because you disagree
Marc> with the philosophy behind it, and I respect that, but that is very
Marc> different from saying that it is technically difficult.

You misunderstand.  While it probably is also a matter of philosophy,
it's first and foremost a technical issue.  Indeed, implementing
SRFI 0 in Scheme 48 would be technically trivial, but the result would
be useless: in Scheme 48, lots of features exist, but none are
available in the sense of SRFI 0.  Essentially the same holds for PLT
Scheme.

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