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Re: [Scheme-reports] returning back to pattern matching

On Fri, 24 Dec 2010, Alex Shinn wrote:

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Andre van Tonder <andre@x> wrote:

After years of using Scheme, I have probably encountered LOOP less than 5 times
in someone else's code.  Every time I had to go look it up in the standard to
try to figure out what it means.  In my opinion, LOOP code is not readable code.

I don't think anyone has any intention of proposing
the CL loop.  More likely would be Shiver's loop or
foof-loop (http://mumble.net/~campbell/scheme/foof-loop.txt).

That is in the realm of language design, and would not be, in my opinion, appropriate for a standardization effort, which should concentrate on standardizing common usages and practices. See the C.A.R. Hopare quote alluded to previously.

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