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Re: [Scheme-reports] Fwd: fresh empty strings
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On 01/21/2012 09:54 AM, Vincent Manis wrote:
> My sense of the Scheme consensus on this issue is that empty
> lists are always eq, but whether empty other things are eq
> is unspecified. Am I correct?
> -- vincent
I think that sums it up.
I feel that having them eq? would be "the right thing" but that
right thing-ness in this case isn't a sufficient reason by itself
to change the standard. Now, if right thing-nness is accompanied
by established practice in more than, say, 80% of implementations,
or widespread support for the proposition among implementors, then
I'd be for changing the standard to require it.
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