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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 08:52 AM, Ray Dillinger wrote:
> Does the standard really need to specify a read/write syntax for
> such symbols? I tend to think that specifying that symbol->string
> and string->symbol are inverses is actually all the standard needs
> to do.
Then what should happen if WRITE is applied to an s-expression
containing such symbols?
I grant that the existence of objects such as ports and procedures,
which cannot be WRITtEn and then READ back, already break
round-trippability of arbitrary s-expressions, but I'd like to avoid
*avoidable* unrepresentable values :-)
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