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Re: [Scheme-reports] "unspecified values"
On Fri, 20 May 2011 12:02:04 -0400, Per Bothner <per@x> wrote:
> But there is an elegance to doing it this way: If the REPL prints out all
> the values of multiple values, then doing nothing when there are no
> doesn't even require special casing.
Indeed, I see no reason why an implementation should not be able to return
no values when there are no "useful" values to consider, and R6RS moved
*away* from overspecifying this to allow implementation to return as many
different values as they felt like doing. I've mentioned before that this
seems to be a much better thing than to force a single value.
However, the votes came in and R5RS' semantics won out.
Aaron W. Hsu
Programming is just another word for the lost art of thinking.
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