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Re: [Scheme-reports] 5.1 programs
- To: Alex Shinn <alexshinn@x>
- Subject: Re: [Scheme-reports] 5.1 programs
- From: John Cowan <cowan@x>
- Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 18:03:52 -0400
- Cc: scheme-reports <scheme-reports@x>
- In-reply-to: <BANLkTi=rat+8dbtxgxsopUYtzeiw2Mr3QA@mail.gmail.com>
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Alex Shinn scripsit:
> There are some very uncommon semantics such as those supported by SCM,
> where syntax can retroactively modify preceding definitions, which are
> technically allowed in R5RS. We need very strong motivation to break
> backwards compatibility with R5RS (though this may be such a case).
Except for SCM, all the REPL semantics are in fact the same: references
to variables aren't inlined, syntax forms are inlined (so they must be
defined before use and redefinition is not retroactive).
We have a ticket for REPL semantics already.
John Cowan cowan@x
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