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Re: [Scheme-reports] r7rs-draft-6: identifiers looking as numbers
Daniel Villeneuve scripsit:
> The draft says: "An identifier is any sequence of letters, ... provided
> that it does not have a prefix which is a valid number."
Remember that one of the targets of R7RS-small is embedded systems.
Disallowing identifiers like 1-in-7 means that small parsers can decide
whether they have a number as soon as it's complete.
Note that your users can write |1-in-7| if they care about portability,
and/or your implementation can simply allow such identifiers as an
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