define-library-alias Lassi Kortela (26 May 2020 13:34 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Shiro Kawai (27 May 2020 00:08 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Alex Shinn (27 May 2020 00:35 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Jim Rees (23 Sep 2020 02:07 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Jim Rees (23 Sep 2020 02:08 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (23 Sep 2020 06:02 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Jim Rees (23 Sep 2020 12:52 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (23 Sep 2020 12:58 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias John Cowan (23 Sep 2020 21:45 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (24 Sep 2020 05:53 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias John Cowan (25 Sep 2020 21:27 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (26 Sep 2020 07:44 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Jim Rees (26 Sep 2020 21:11 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (26 Sep 2020 21:23 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Jim Rees (27 Sep 2020 01:44 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias John Cowan (27 Sep 2020 17:49 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Arthur A. Gleckler (27 Sep 2020 18:16 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (29 Sep 2020 16:13 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (30 Sep 2020 07:08 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (29 Sep 2020 16:00 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Jim Rees (26 Sep 2020 01:05 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (26 Sep 2020 07:49 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Shiro Kawai (27 May 2020 01:30 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Alex Shinn (27 May 2020 03:26 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Shiro Kawai (27 May 2020 04:09 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 07:27 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 07:53 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 07:57 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 08:05 UTC)
SCHEME_PATH and library lookup metadata files Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 08:15 UTC)
Re: SCHEME_PATH and library lookup metadata files Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 08:24 UTC)
Re: SCHEME_PATH and library lookup metadata files Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 09:04 UTC)
Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 09:14 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 09:21 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 09:51 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 10:21 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Per Bothner (27 May 2020 14:42 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files John Cowan (27 May 2020 17:46 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 20:16 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Lassi Kortela (29 May 2020 16:03 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (29 May 2020 17:03 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Lassi Kortela (29 May 2020 17:09 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (29 May 2020 17:52 UTC)
Data vs metadata distinction Lassi Kortela (29 May 2020 17:59 UTC)
Re: Data vs metadata distinction Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (02 Jun 2020 09:43 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files John Cowan (29 May 2020 17:15 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Lassi Kortela (29 May 2020 17:26 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Lassi Kortela (29 May 2020 17:41 UTC)
Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files John Cowan (29 May 2020 18:04 UTC)
Re: SCHEME_PATH and library lookup metadata files Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 09:26 UTC)
Scheme filename extensions Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 09:40 UTC)
Re: Scheme filename extensions Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 09:49 UTC)
Re: Scheme filename extensions Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (27 May 2020 09:51 UTC)
Re: Scheme filename extensions Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 10:21 UTC)
Re: Scheme filename extensions Alex Shinn (27 May 2020 09:55 UTC)
Re: Scheme filename extensions Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 10:30 UTC)
Library lookup metadata file Lassi Kortela (27 May 2020 10:32 UTC)
Re: Scheme filename extensions John Cowan (28 May 2020 17:30 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Alex Shinn (04 Jun 2020 14:57 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (04 Jun 2020 15:31 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Feeley (04 Jun 2020 15:37 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Lassi Kortela (04 Jun 2020 15:39 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (21 Sep 2020 06:13 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Lassi Kortela (22 Sep 2020 16:05 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (22 Sep 2020 16:13 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Lassi Kortela (22 Sep 2020 16:41 UTC)
Re: define-library-alias Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (22 Sep 2020 17:13 UTC)

Re: Reader flags to indicate different kinds of files Lassi Kortela 29 May 2020 17:09 UTC

> The magic comment may contain an s-expression as well (which is the
> case for Emacs). It's no more different than hiding an s-expression
> behind "#;".

It is quite different -- "#;" is officially followed by an S-expression
according to Scheme's grammar. ";" is followed by free-form text.
Parsing an S-expression after ";" requires us to establish a convention
which will only be followed by some ";" comments. Whereas any Scheme
parser will check all "#;" comments for correct read syntax. Syntax
highlighting and "move forward/backward" commands in editors can also be
different.

The main thing common between "#;" and ";" is that they are not meant to
be interpreted by computers.

> We are talking about meta-information here; it should not be
> necessarily part of the actual data. Comments are therefore a good
> place to put them.

I disaree: comments are meant for human-readable text whose contents are
not interpreted by computer. Metadata on the other hand tends to be
useful to parse by computer. Magic comments make parsing and other
tooling needlessly difficult and brittle.