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Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (13 Jun 2021 09:06 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Lassi Kortela (13 Jun 2021 10:16 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (13 Jun 2021 10:29 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Lassi Kortela (13 Jun 2021 10:40 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (13 Jun 2021 11:50 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Lassi Kortela (13 Jun 2021 11:55 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (13 Jun 2021 13:11 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Daphne Preston-Kendal (08 Dec 2021 11:06 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (08 Dec 2021 12:40 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs John Cowan (08 Dec 2021 18:20 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (13 Jun 2021 18:58 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (13 Jun 2021 19:18 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (15 Jun 2021 19:30 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (15 Jun 2021 20:52 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs John Cowan (15 Jun 2021 21:55 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (16 Jun 2021 07:34 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (18 Jun 2021 20:33 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (18 Jun 2021 20:43 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (19 Jun 2021 10:02 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Feeley (19 Jun 2021 12:29 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (19 Jun 2021 12:46 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (19 Jun 2021 17:49 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (19 Jun 2021 18:06 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (19 Jun 2021 17:08 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (19 Jun 2021 17:18 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (19 Jun 2021 18:09 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (19 Jun 2021 18:23 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe (19 Jun 2021 20:34 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (19 Jun 2021 21:03 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs John Cowan (13 Jun 2021 20:52 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (13 Jun 2021 21:17 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs John Cowan (13 Jun 2021 21:38 UTC)
Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Marc Nieper-Wißkirchen (14 Jun 2021 07:04 UTC)

Re: Disjoint types in SRFIs Lassi Kortela 13 Jun 2021 11:55 UTC

> (1) It would be one more convention everyone has to agree to.

So are UUIDs.

> (2) It has no benefit because the uid is hidden from the user anyway.

Neutral.

> (3) It clashes with the earlier convention of record-name-UUID proposed
> in R6RS.

This is a good argument.

> (4) It breaks down should one SRFI want to define two different record
> types with the same name (unlikely but I not completely).

In that case you would append a word to disambiguate them.

The major reason against I tend to disfavor UUIDs is that they are not
human-readable, and it's best to avoid non-human-readable things in
source code. That means they are not self-documenting either. If we use
UUIDs for standard record types, it would be prudent to keep a list of
them anyway. Our most important goal is to avoid name clashes, which any
of the proposals so far should be able to accomplish easily.