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Re: [Scheme-reports] ANN: first draft of R7RS small language available

On Wed, 04 May 2011 17:44:34 -0400, Andre van Tonder <andre@x>  

> So we need hygienic
> identifier comparison to prevent macros from breaking catastrophically
> as in the examples I showed.

Indeed, a programmer ought to be able to rely on the ``hygiene'' and  
``referential transparency'' principles throughout the standard forms. It  
is more "inelegant" to me to have varying "specialized" semantics for  
various forms than to have a generic overarching principle of hygiene and  
referential transparency directing the decisions of language  

	Aaron W. Hsu

Programming is just another word for the lost art of thinking.

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