On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM Amirouche Boubekki <xxxxxx@gmail.com> wrote:

What I was thinking about this topic, is not introduce another datum
like :keyword
or #:keyword but instead create some argument parser procedure like used
for command line arguments. This is backward compatible and build upon existing

There are several such parsers; they are independent of whether keywords are self-quoting or just plain symbols.  I just sent out the description of (chibi optional), which is meant to work with ordinary symbols that you have to quote.  Standardizing such a library is probably a Good Thing; whether we should standardize self-quoting symbols, and in what shape, is the issue right now.

John Cowan          http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan        xxxxxx@ccil.org
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