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Re: [Scheme-reports] Formal Comment: Change syntax of symbols from |<symbol element>*| to #"<string element>*"
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On 03/13/2012 02:27 AM, Peter Bex wrote:
> See above. Maybe not necessarily source code, but whenever you want
> to serialize arbitrary s-expressions you don't want to have to bother
> with the idea "can this be written at all?". That's an arbitrary
> limitation that serves no useful purpose.
Agreed, there should be a way to read and write them. But that's
been required in every standard, for a long time.
My question was a step back from that; it was whether it is
necessary to specify a particular syntax for them to be
read and written in.
If so, let there be ONE such syntax in the standard. If
an implementation provides others, that's not a conformance
If not, all we need to say is that implementations must
implement read/write invariance on all symbols, including
those resulting from string->symbol.
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