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Re: [Scheme-reports] Formal Comment: Change syntax of symbols from |<symbol element>*| to #"<string element>*"

I understand that most implementations use the pipe syntax since that 
was what Common Lisp standardized in the 90's. The consequences for 
standardizing this syntax is a permanent increase in the complexity of 
the reader and permanently breaking ideas like SCSH in the future. 
However, using this new syntax will still allow implementations to 
continue supporting their current implementation as a deprecated syntax.


On 3/12/12 8:27 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> Arthur Smyles scripsit:
>> Summary:
>> Change syntax of symbols from |<symbol element>*| to #"<string element>*"
> Formal comment ticket #360 filed; change ticket #361 filed.
> I don't think this idea will fly, because no existing implementations
> provide it.

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