Re: Alternative formulations of keywords John Cowan 12 Apr 2006 03:12 UTC
Per Bothner scripsit:
> As long as one can handle computed keywords using (apply ...) or some
> similar higher-order function, then I really don't care about computed
> keyword support in the "sugared syntax".
I don't see the use case for computed keywords even in APPLY. I do
see the use case for passing *arguments* designated by keywords using
Under my first proposal, APPLY will expect the required arguments
followed by the keyword-value arguments in alphabetical order by
keyword (using some procedure or syntax for the "unspecified argument"
value). Under my second proposal, APPLY will expect the required
arguments followed by a final argument in the form of an a-list.
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