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Re: [Scheme-reports] Ballot item #113 "directory contents"
On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM, Aubrey Jaffer <agj@x> wrote:
> | Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:36:05 +0900
> | From: Alex Shinn <alexshinn@x>
> | On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:30 PM, pod <pod@x> wrote:
> | ...
> | > Please forgive my interjections but I couldn't help noticing that
> | > the current ballot item #113 "directory contents" seems rather
> | > lacking in detail and does not got far enough in providing
> | > functionality necessary for "a large class of scripts". The info
> | > paragraph for this items reads:
> | >
> | > We've decided to add file-exists? and delete-file, essential
> | > for a large class of scripts, but still have no way to get a
> | > list of files in a directory. Do we want to provide an
> | > interface to this?
> SLIB has had "file-exists?" and "delete-file" for all supported
> implementations since 1993.
Yes, these two have the advantage that not only are they
useful, but they add no additional concepts to the language
that don't already exist with `open-input-file` and friends.
Any talk of directories, on the other hand, opens up the
can of worms of directory hierarchies and pathname
separators and the like.
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