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Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation John Cowan (27 Apr 2020 15:38 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Marc Nieper-Wi├čkirchen (27 Apr 2020 15:54 UTC)
Scheme library namespace and library name mapping Lassi Kortela (27 Apr 2020 16:03 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Marc Feeley (27 Apr 2020 16:38 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Peter Bex (27 Apr 2020 16:14 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Lassi Kortela (27 Apr 2020 16:27 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Marc Feeley (27 Apr 2020 16:52 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Lassi Kortela (27 Apr 2020 17:02 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Matthew Flatt (27 Apr 2020 17:07 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Marc Feeley (27 Apr 2020 17:14 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Lassi Kortela (27 Apr 2020 17:17 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Lassi Kortela (27 Apr 2020 16:15 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Marc Nieper-Wi├čkirchen (27 Apr 2020 16:25 UTC)
Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Lassi Kortela (27 Apr 2020 16:35 UTC)
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Re: [gambit-list] Module system ELS20 presentation Peter Bex 27 Apr 2020 16:14 UTC
On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 11:38:10AM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> An excellent idea for a no-code SRFI that would be easy to write for people
> who haven't written one before.  It should specify both the
> petname convention and the URL convention.  Attention should be drawn to
> mailto: URLs, which allow people who don't control any conventional URL to
> have their own library namespace.

Assuming/hoping there will at some point be a registry where one can
download r7rs libraries (maybe there already is? snowfort?), I think it
can be as simple as suggesting people use their library name as it occurs
in the registry as a prefix.

This is lightweight, easy to understand and remember, and not as ugly or
fraught with issues like the URI proposal.

For programs, one could use the main binary's name as a prefix.  If the
binary is going to be installed into PATH under the scheme system's bin
directory, that has to be unique already, anyway.  And if it's installed
somewhere else, it shouldn't cause any problem as long as the search path
for binaries matches the search path for libraries (e.g.., first the
current working directory, then system paths).

> I wonder if it's better to recommend that all URLs be enclosed in vertical
> bars, which is safe and simple as vertical bars are not valid in URLs
> unless %-escaped, or to specify that only URLs containing characters from
> "#[]'(),;" be enclosed, which minimizes the use of vertical bars.

That would be a problem because then you'd need an additional mapping of
URL to filesystem location for the module.  A colon is not allowed in
Windows file names, more than one dot might be a problem in some OSes as
well, and slashes can't occur in file names either.  There's many more
specifal characters:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filename#Comparison_of_filename_limitations

So an e-mail address might not work either.

Cheers,
Peter