(Previous discussion continued)
Re: propositions, oppositions, and some minor details Andre van Tonder 13 Sep 2004 19:23 UTC

Re: propositions, oppositions, and some minor details Andre van Tonder 13 Sep 2004 19:23 UTC

Thanks, Bear,

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, bear wrote:

> I agree totally;  Ideas of "encapsulation" meaning you can't get
> at stuff are silly in the first place unless you start by assuming
> the programmer is stupid.  And this is a Lisp.  Let's not assume
> that a Lisp programmer is too stupid to know when not to use
> reflection.

I will resist the temptation to state my opinion on this ancient flame-war
issue on this forum :).

> I'd prefer the reflection operator to be RECORD->LIST or
> RECORD->VECTOR though.  The aggregation of things returned is
> probably not going to make a coherent program expression; it
> should be expressed as data instead, and the name of the
> operator should reflect that.

Noted (although I did think the term sexpr has wider use than just for
program expressions).  Reflection is probably the weakest part of the SRFI
and I am open to suggestions for improvement.

Andre